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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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Departure Window: 1943

Departure Window: 1943

December 1943. Washington, D.C. "A lieutenant in the Army Air Transport Command calling the airport to check on flight conditions before checking out at the United Nations service center." Medium-format safety negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Navy Flier: 1942

Navy Flier: 1942

July 1942. "U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Gymnast on the flying rings." Our third look at Navy athletes captured on film by Lt. Whitman. View full size.

 

The Oriental: 1903

The Oriental: 1903

        The Oriental Hotel, at the eastern end of the Coney Island peninsula, opened in 1880 and was demolished in 1916.

1903. "Oriental Hotel and boardwalk, Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, New York." Panorama of two 8x10 glass negatives, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Red, White & Brew: 1943

Red, White & Brew: 1943

May 1943. "Palacios, Texas. Liquor store." The original wine box. Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Latest Thing: 1924

The Latest Thing: 1924

1924. "The latest in radio development which has been perfected by Mr. H.P. O'Reilly of Washington, D.C." Which seems to incorporate a "Telegraphone," the early wire recorder alluded to on the wall. Never miss another radio program again! Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Taking the Air: 1920s

Taking the Air: 1920s

1920s. "Unidentified women at Long Beach, New York." Two Jazz Age sunbathers just in from West Egg. Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Dream Sink: 1955

Dream Sink: 1955

May 3, 1955. "Model kitchen in Chicago showroom. Advertisement for Crane fixtures." Presenting, if not the Kitchen of Tomorrow, at least the Breakfast Nook of Next Wednesday. Photo by Bill Hedrich, Hedrich-Blessing Studio. New York World-Telegram and Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. 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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