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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 • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Luna Park: 1905

Luna Park: 1905

New York circa 1905. "In Luna Park, Coney Island." Magic Kingdom 1.0. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

South Dakota Division: 1899

South Dakota Division: 1899

Circa 1899. "Tracy, Minnesota -- engine of the South Dakota division, Chicago & North-Western R.R." Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

TIME for Shorpy: 2013

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TIME for Shorpy: 2013

TIME magazine's Lightbox feature kicks off the New Year with a profile on Shorpy by Vaughn Wallace. Click here for a slideshow, and scroll down for the profile.

Business Zoot: 1942

Business Zoot: 1942

February 1942. "Detroit, Michigan. Back view of a Negro dressed in a zoot suit, walking in the business district." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Glassworks Boy: 1908

Glassworks Boy: 1908

August 1908. "A Glass Works Boy waiting for the Night Shift. Indiana Glass Works." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

The Art of Selling: 1941

The Art of Selling: 1941

July 1941. "Detroit, Michigan. Head of the art department at the Crowley-Milner department store." Which for the better part of the 20th century occupied this building. Photo by Arthur Siegel, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

A Toast: 1940

A Toast: 1940

Summer 1940. "'Venetian Night' party at the Detroit Yacht Club, whose members represent the wealthier class of manufacturers. Commodore and girls drinking." Happy New Year from Shorpy! Photo by Arthur Siegel. View full size.

 
 
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