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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 • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Visiting the Torpedo Boats: 1906

Visiting the Torpedo Boats: 1906

New Orleans circa 1906. "Visiting the torpedo boats." The Porter and the Dupont. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

American Beauty: 1942

American Beauty: 1942

September 1942. "New York, New York. Getting a manicure while drying hair at Francois de Paris, a hairdresser on West Eighth Street." Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Grandpa Fred: 1958

Grandpa Fred: 1958

Chula Vista, California, 1958. Grandpa Fred in his MGA on Madrona Street. Photo by my father, home on leave after his second year at West Point. View full size.

Laptop Recharge: 1941

Laptop Recharge: 1941

July 1941. "Mother and child. Alley dwelling area. Washington, D.C." Happy Mother's Day from Shorpy! Photo by Edwin Rosskam. View full size.

 

Shelton Square: 1908

Shelton Square: 1908

Buffalo, New York, circa 1908. "Shelton Square -- St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Prudential Building, Erie County Savings Bank." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dairy Queen: 1977

Dairy Queen: 1977

Late one evening, summer of '77 on Mount Auburn street in Watertown, Massachusetts; it is now long gone. I loved the sign and the car. Taken with a 4x5 view camera. I can still taste the ice cream -- dipped in chocolate of course -- and the sticky fingers. View full size.

Rubberneck Auto: 1911

Rubberneck Auto: 1911

New York circa 1911. "Grant's Tomb. Rubber-neck auto on Riverside Drive." To your left, General Grant. To your right, the Inter-Net. View full size.

 
 
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