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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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Louis Gitney: 1917

Louis Gitney: 1917

February 1917. New York. "Louis Gitney, a young compositor earning $7 a week in a Sixth Avenue (N.Y.) printing office. He learned the trade at Public School 64." 5x7 inch glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Government Street: 1903

Government Street: 1903

Circa 1903. "Government Street -- Victoria, British Columbia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Nurse Noir: 1943

Nurse Noir: 1943

January 1943. Peñasco, New Mexico. "Marjorie Muller, nurse at baby clinic operated by the Taos County cooperative health association." Medium format nitrate negative by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Clean Plate Club: 1943

Clean Plate Club: 1943

March 1943. "Pearlington, Mississippi. Truck drivers at a coffee stop on U.S. Highway 90." Photo by John Vachon, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

De Old Museum: 1918

De Old Museum: 1918

San Francisco circa 1918. "Haynes 'Fourdore' four-passenger roadster at Golden Gate Park," with the De Young Museum and Museum of Antiquities forming the backdrop. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

A Drink for Baby: 1943

A Drink for Baby: 1943

March 1943. "Melvin Cash, truck driver, putting water in his radiator along U.S. Highway 29 in North Carolina en route to Charlotte." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Backtrack: 1943

Backtrack: 1943

March 1943. "Willard, New Mexico. Santa Fe flagman walks back to signal any oncoming trains during a stop for water between Vaughn and Belen." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. 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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