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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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Public Figures: 1929

Public Figures: 1929

Washington, D.C., 1929. The caption for this one is, disappointingly, NO CAPTION. That looks like Herbert Hoover on the left. Who are the others? What about the lady? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Gotham Noir: 1933

Gotham Noir: 1933

March 15, 1933. "New York city views. Financial district from Hotel Bossert." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Lovely Betty: 1952

Lovely Betty: 1952

Los Angeles circa 1952. "Actress Betty White rehearsing and performing on her local Los Angeles daytime television show. White ice skating; on a date at a nightclub; at home with her dogs and in her garden; driving her convertible." Photos by Maurice Terrell and Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

Must Have Work or Food: 1936

Must Have Work or Food: 1936

November 1936. "Destitute family. American River camp near Sacramento, Calif. Five children aged 2 to 17." A long shot of the camp seen in the previous post. Note the sign next to the stove. Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

When I Was a Kid: 1936

When I Was a Kid: 1936

November 1936. "American River camp near Sacramento, California. Children of destitute family. Five children aged two to seventeen." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Cottage Chic: 1936

Cottage Chic: 1936

Circa 1936. "Georgetown. Georgetown County, South Carolina. Small houses, Series 2, Mansfield's Quarters." What this place lacks in granite countertops, it makes up for in cozy. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Counterpoint: 1960

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Counterpoint: 1960

1960. Dinah Shore with guest Nat King Cole on the set of the Dinah Shore Chevy Show. From photos by Maurice Terrell and Robert Vose for a cover story on Dinah in the December 6, 1960, issue of Look magazine. View full size.

Birthplace of Old Glory: 1900

Birthplace of Old Glory: 1900

Circa 1900. "Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia." Our second look at Jack the horse. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
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