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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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Grub Rustler: 1939

Grub Rustler: 1939

November 1939. "West Texan at eating house at auction. Stockyards, San Angelo, Texas." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Admin. View full size.

 

Coop de Ville: 1939

Coop de Ville: 1939

November 1939. "Old mansion in Comanche, Texas." Our second look at the pigeon roost otherwise known as Oakland Heights, last seen here. Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Greatest Thing: 1939

The Greatest Thing: 1939

November 1939. "Slicing bread at bakery. San Angelo, Texas." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Girls on Wheels: 1943

Girls on Wheels: 1943

February 1943. "Girls on wheels expedite aircraft production. Literally helping to speed the war effort, Dolores Richardson and Geneva Carpenter are 'expeditors' at Douglas Aircraft in El Segundo, California, where they deliver inter-departmental messages on roller skates." Medium format acetate negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Oil Patch: 1939

The Oil Patch: 1939

August 1939. "Independent refinery. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." Last seen here. Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Texas Gothic: 1939

Texas Gothic: 1939

November 1939. "Old mansion in Comanche, Texas." Boo, y'all! Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

True Blue: 1943

True Blue: 1943

February 1943. "Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, this woman is working on a 'Vengeance' dive bomber." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

12-Step Program: 1940

12-Step Program: 1940

May 30, 1940. "Bertram F. Willcox residence in Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York. Detail of outside stairs to upper deck. Moore & Hutchins, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
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