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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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Traffic Ahead: 1901

Traffic Ahead: 1901

Detroit circa 1901. "Woodward and Farnsworth Avenues." The future Motor City on the cusp of the Motor Century. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Flowers for Rose: 1950

Flowers for Rose: 1950

May 1950. Washington, D.C. "Miss Dorothy Torr [client]. Funeral flowers." Rose Bell Torr in repose. Safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

Summer Games: 1938

Summer Games: 1938

Summer 1938. "New York street scene -- boys playing." Photo by Jack Allison for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Barnyard Buddies: 1936

Barnyard Buddies: 1936

December 1936. "William Helmke farm near Dickens, Iowa." Kittycat and Piglet sharing a Mulesicle. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Untouchable: 1960

Untouchable: 1960

1960. "Robert Stack in his role as Eliot Ness on the television program The Untouchables." Photo by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine article "How 'The Untouchables' Hypoed TV's Crime Wave." View full size.

 

Re-THINK: 1956

Re-THINK: 1956

1956. "IBM Manufacturing and Administrative Center, Rochester, Minn. Eero Saarinen, architect." Another perspective on the desk seen here, now with a view of the parking lot. Kodachrome by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

French's Brigade: 1862

French's Brigade: 1862

1862. "Yorktown, Virginia. Headquarters of Sarg. Gabriel. Dr. Grant & Chaplain Jones H. Dwight of French's Brigade. 66th New York Infantry -- 'Governor's Guards'." Wet collodion glass plate negative. View full size.

 

Top Cat: 1948

Top Cat: 1948

Since cute cat and dog pictures have proved so incredibly popular of late on Shorpy (over 550 "Likes" so far for the last one), I thought I'd post one of ours. This is August, 1948 in our back yard in Larkspur, California. One guess who's the alpha critter here. Tom, aka Boots the Cat, didn't take foolishness from anybody, much less Nippy the dog. Nippy herself was well-named; in fact, shortly after this was taken my folks had to give her away to some friends because of her tendency to take nips at people, most recently including the two-year-old me. Tom/Boots, on the other hand, took a more tolerant view of people, but nevertheless steadfastly maintained a feline aloofness that made his somewhat occasional visits something of an event. The closest he ever came to coming indoors was when he'd wend his way through the foundations and up the basement stairs to the top step just behind the closed kitchen door, where there'd always be a dish of cat food waiting for him. I remember the piscine redolence of that spot that lingered for years after his last appearance. View full size.

 
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