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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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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRALIA'S SUNNIEST CAPITAL, c1950

Silent Night: 1940

Silent Night: 1940

March 1940. "Center of town. Woodstock, Vermont. Snowy night." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Snowy Joliet: 1943

Snowy Joliet: 1943

March 1943. "Joliet, Illinois. Leaving the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railyard." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Predator: 1919

Predator: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Cole touring car at Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park." Upholstered in alligator. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Electric Xmas: 1929

Electric Xmas: 1929

Dec. 24, 1929. "President lights Nation's Capital community Xmas tree. President Hoover pressed the button that set the community Christmas tree of the National Capital ablaze with varied colored lights tonight, Christmas Eve. The Chief Executive was accompanied by Mrs. Hoover while members of the Cabinet and other high officials looked on." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Christmas Booty: 1951

Christmas Booty: 1951

"Abe & Julia - Dec. 25 1951." Radiating holiday cheer from the Teal Sofa, Hubert's parents make their Minnesota Kodachromes debut. View full size.

Crown Restaurant: 1904

Crown Restaurant: 1904

"Superior Street, Duluth, 1904." Last glimpsed here, five years in the future. The latest installment of Minnesota Monochromes. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Snow to Go: 1922

Snow to Go: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Tank truck with plow clearing snow." Who'll be first to ID the street? National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Canned Heat: 1935

Canned Heat: 1935

August 9, 1935. San Francisco. "GMC truck -- Associated Oil fuel tanker." Short but sweet. 8x10 inch Kodak nitrate negative. 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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