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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 • PUMP THE BRAKE, 1956

Stair Noir: 1925

Stair Noir: 1925

Circa 1925. "Stairway in the old Ursuline convent, New Orleans." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Guarantee Trust: 1908

Guarantee Trust: 1908

Circa 1908. "Atlantic Avenue -- Atlantic City, N.J." The business end of A.C. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Upward Bound: 1942

Upward Bound: 1942

November 1942. "Columbia Steel Company at Geneva, Utah. Rigging a pipe-setting derrick for a new mill under construction which will make important additions to the vast amounts of steel needed for the war effort." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information.View full size.

 

Picket Fences: 1920

Picket Fences: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Washington Times, 2104 16th Street S.E." Home of the 20-step program. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Looking Sharp: 1914

Looking Sharp: 1914

1914. Whanganui, New Zealand. "Employees of Thomas Mitchell Ltd., Butchers." Glass negative by by Frank J. Denton of Tesla Studios. View full size.

 

Carnival of Fire: 1905

Carnival of Fire: 1905

Atlantic City circa 1905. "Hotel Chalfonte and Boardwalk." Where the diversions include shooting flames, rolling chairs and "social drama." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Milkmobile: 1943

The Milkmobile: 1943

June 1943. Bryn Mawr, Pa. Our second visit with Mrs. Helen Joyce, "one of the many women who now work for the Supplee-Wills-Jones Milk Co." Piloting a little Walker electric delivery van. Photo by Jack Delano. 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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