The Shorpy Gallery
 
5000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
 
About the Photos

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Houses of Worship: 1903

Houses of Worship: 1903

Lower Manhattan circa 1903. "Wall Street and Trinity Church, New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Harlem River Speedway: 1905

Harlem River Speedway: 1905

New York circa 1905. "The Harlem River from High Bridge. View of Harlem River Speedway and Washington Bridge." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Market Street: 1957

Market Street: 1957

Looking east on Market Street in San Francisco from the Old Federal Office Building. Note the electric buses. This is quite a bustling scene, but I wonder if the poor pedestrians caught in the center island ever made it all the way across the street. 35mm Anscochrome. View full size.

Bygone Disneyland: 1965

Bygone Disneyland: 1965

Three things that no longer exist: 1. Captain Hook's Pirate Ship, from which I took this shot 47 years ago this month; 2. Skyway to Tomorrowland; 3. Kodachrome. View full size.

Union League Club: 1905

Union League Club: 1905

Circa 1905. "Union League Club, Philadelphia." With a nice carbon-arc lamp out front. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hitched: 1949

Hitched: 1949

"1949." From the same batch of slides as 1951's Family Vacation comes this Kodachrome of a similar trailer. Click here for a side view. View full size.

 

Uneasy Rider: 1936

Uneasy Rider: 1936

July 1936. "Drought refugees from North Dakota in Montana." The lad last seen here getting a drink. 3¼ x 4¼ negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 
 
Jump to Page    100  »  200  »  300  »  400  »  500  »  600    |    Any page
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.