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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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Red Scarer: 1953

Red Scarer: 1953

April 1953. Washington, D.C. "Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin." Kodachrome by Frank Bauman for the Look magazine assignment "Joe McCarthy: The Man With the Power." Not to mention what looks like a pepper mill. View full size.

 

Chez Windex: 1939

Chez Windex: 1939

June 12, 1939. "New York World's Fair, House of Glass No. 4. Combination bedroom and sleeping porch. Landefeld & Hatch, architect." Also known as the House of Bloody Noses. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

State and 44th: 1941

State and 44th: 1941

April 1941. "Street scene, South Side Chicago." 35mm nitrate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Granny's House: 1939

Granny's House: 1939

1939. "Purnell House, Jeff Davis Street, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Porch with colonnettes." Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Old Union: 1937

Old Union: 1937

January 1937. "Man who works in the packinghouse at Deerfield, Florida." Our second visit to this pop stand. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration View full size.

 

Monroe Park: 1910

Monroe Park: 1910

Mobile, Alabama, circa 1910. "A pretty bit of Monroe Park -- bandstand and yacht club pier." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Shorpy Higginbotham: 1910

Shorpy Higginbotham: 1910

        On Shorpy.com's seventh birthday, a look back at our namesake, the teenage mine greaser Shorpy Higginbotham, shown here in 1910 at age 14. His life was cut short by a mine accident in 1928, when he was crushed by a rock.

December 1910. Jefferson County, Alabama. "Shorpy Higginbotham, a 'greaser' on the tipple at Bessie Mine, of the Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Co. Said he was 14 years old, but it is doubtful. Carries two heavy pails of grease, and is often in danger of being run over by the coal cars." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. 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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