The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ 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 • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Red Channels: 1959

Red Channels: 1959

August 5, 1959. "Russians looking at television sets and radios at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition." U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection. View full size.

 

Biking in Suburbia: 1968

Biking in Suburbia: 1968

My younger brother, riding his new bike. Our street was a cul-de-sac in Walnut, California. This was probably around 1968. It was a good place for kids to explore the nearby hills. We learned to ride bikes, spend weekend mornings hiking the hills, and staying away from our parents. On our little street, things were mostly like they were in so-called "the good old days." View full size.

Down the Pole: 1922

Down the Pole: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Fire layout -- answering the fire bell." The second installment of this thrilling series. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Tavern on the Green: 1944

Tavern on the Green: 1944

January 5, 1944. "Tavern on the Green, Central Park, New York City. Christmas exterior. Arthur Schleifer, client." The former sheepfold, recently (April 2014) reopened under new management. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Gary Cooper: 1954

Gary Cooper: 1954

September 1954. "Photographs show actor Gary Cooper at home in California with wife Veronica and daughter Maria, and on patio smoking pipe." Color transparency by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine assignment "Gary Cooper, Strong and Silent for Thirty Years." View full size.

 

Call of Duty: 1922

Call of Duty: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Fire layout -- answering the fire bell." The start of an exciting new mini-series here on Shorpy. Harris & Ewing photo. View full size.

 

Farm Table: 1943

Farm Table: 1943

July 1943. "Rockville, Maryland (vicinity). Private Harvey Horton, visiting the N.C. Stiles dairy farm while on furlough from Fort Belvoir, Virginia, at dinner with the family." Including, at left, 16-year-old Charles Stiles. Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. 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.