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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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Meandering Marmon: 1919

Meandering Marmon: 1919

California circa 1919. "Marmon touring car at Yosemite." Latest entrant in the Shorpy Concours of Discontinued Conveyances. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Eastbound Freight: 1943

Eastbound Freight: 1943

March 1943. "Parmerton, Texas. Passing an eastbound freight on the Santa Fe Railroad between Amarillo and Clovis, New Mexico." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Casualty of War: 1938

Casualty of War: 1938

1938. "Prince William's Church, Sheldon Church (ruins), Sheldon, Beaufort County, South Carolina. Building dates to 1753. Destroyed by British army in 1779. In 1826 walls rebuilt upon. In 1865 destroyed by Sherman's army." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Crate & Barrel: 1864

Crate & Barrel: 1864

"City Point, Virginia. Federal headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg, 1864-65. Unloading vessels at landing." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

The Louisburg: 1901

The Louisburg: 1901

Circa 1901. "The Louisburg, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

One Ton: 1919

One Ton: 1919

The San Francisco Bay Area circa 1919. "Nash one-ton tank truck." With the same driver as this two-tonner. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Fountain Pen Factory: 1935

Fountain Pen Factory: 1935

Circa 1935. "Sheaffer fountain pen factory, Fort Madison, Iowa. Final act of the pen manufacture." 8x10 acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
 
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