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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 • JAMAICA: THE GEM OF THE TROPICS

Lobby S: 1957

Lobby S: 1957

August 13, 1957. "Tamarack Lodge, Greenfield Park, New York. General view of lobby." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

The Four Blades: 1905

The Four Blades: 1905

New Zealand circa 1905. "Young men doing chores, next to tent at a camp site, probably Christchurch district." Glass negative by Adam Maclay. View full size.

 

Special Services: 1944

Special Services: 1944

A D-Day triptych. "New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Congregation Emunath Israel. D-Day services in a synagogue on West 23rd Street." Photo by Howard Hollem et al. for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Invasion News: 1944

Invasion News: 1944

June 6, 1944. "New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day." Photo by Howard Hollem et al. for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

On the Town: 1944

On the Town: 1944

June 6, 1944. "Times Square and vicinity on D-Day. Watching the news line on the New York Times building." Office of War Information photo. View full size.

 

The Little Tramp: 1932

The Little Tramp: 1932

1932. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "NO CAPTION (Boys camped in woods)." Our second glimpse of these juvenile vagabonds. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Swim Class: 1905

Swim Class: 1905

Florida circa 1905. "Surf bathing at Palm Beach." No ocean was ever a prettier shade of gray. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

River City: 1901

River City: 1901

Detroit circa 1901. "Excursion steamers Tashmoo and Idlewild at wharf." No loafing allowed! 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
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