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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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Who's a Good Boy?

Who's a Good Boy?

Circa 1894. "Reuter, Fritz." The son (and, presumably, dog and cat) of Washington, D.C., hotelier Fritz Reuter. Glass negative by the C.M. Bell studio. View full size.

 

Outta My Way: 1942

Outta My Way: 1942

June 1942. "Tank driver -- Fort Knox, Kentucky." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Forever Young: 1905

Forever Young: 1905

"Kelly, W.E. -- between March 1905 and August 1906." 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

Va-Va-Vroom: 1927

Va-Va-Vroom: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Paige Cabriolet Roadster." Today's entry on the Shorpy Roster of Rusty Relics. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Smoke Signal: 1900

Smoke Signal: 1900

Circa 1900. "Joe Black Fox, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show." 8x10 glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier. View full size.

 

Newport Laundress: 1902

Newport Laundress: 1902

Newport, Rhode Island, 1902. "Informal portrait of a young Negro woman working amid clotheslines heavy with sheets and stockings." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934). View full size.

 

Ghost Crossing: 1905

Ghost Crossing: 1905

1905. "City Hall -- Troy, New York." This 1875 building, designed by Marcus Cummings and constructed on the old Third Street burial ground, was destroyed by fire in 1938. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. 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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