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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Harbor Springs: 1906

Harbor Springs: 1906

Michigan circa 1906. "Harbor Springs and Harbor Point, Little Traverse Bay." Panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

 

Joan Rivers: 1933-2014

Joan Rivers: 1933-2014

October 1968. From photographs by John Shearer for the Look magazine assignment "Rivers Delivers" -- "Comedienne Joan Rivers performing at clubs and on her television program That Show. Includes Rivers with guests; talking to audience members; with Johnny Carson; having makeup and hair done before performance. Also at home with husband Edgar Rosenberg and baby daughter Melissa; shopping in New York City." Click for Slideshow (17 images).

Leafy Enclave: 1906

Leafy Enclave: 1906

1906. "Cottages at Harbor Springs, Michigan." The resort community in its early years. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ashepoo P.O.: 1938

Ashepoo P.O.: 1938

December 1938. "General store and post office, sawmill town. Ashepoo, South Carolina." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

The Daily Planet: 1934

The Daily Planet: 1934

June 21-26, 1934. "Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln. General view from university, a.m." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Watering Hole: 1864

Watering Hole: 1864

1864. Fredericksburg, Virginia. "Army of the Potomac soldiers drawing from a well, filling their water cart." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

South From Chestnut: 1910

South From Chestnut: 1910

Circa 1910. "High Street south from Chestnut, Columbus, Ohio." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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