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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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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Eight-Corner Store: 1904

Eight-Corner Store: 1904

Circa 1904. "Street corner merchant in Havana, Cuba." A sort of gazebodega. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Look Here: 1958

Look Here: 1958

April 4, 1958. "Dan D. Mich, Look magazine editorial director, surrounded by contact sheets, transparencies and photographic prints." Look's visualizer-in-chief. Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Patriotruck: 1942

Patriotruck: 1942

July 1942. "Service station in Mechanicsville, Md." Our second visit to the Midway Garage. Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Just One of Those Things: 1926

Just One of Those Things: 1926

May 1926. "NO CAPTION." We can guess what you're thinking -- "Boy, been awhile since I saw one of those," or "They don't make 'em like that any more!" And you'd probably be right. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

No-Nox, No Gas: 1942

No-Nox, No Gas: 1942

July 1942. "Gasoline rationing -- service station in Mechanicsville, Maryland." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

A Chat With Marilyn: 1953

A Chat With Marilyn: 1953

Marilyn Monroe in 1953 at the Banff Springs Hotel while in Canada to film River of No Return. Photo by John Vachon for Look magazine. View full size.

 

NA-TI-ON-AL LIFE: 1905

NA-TI-ON-AL LIFE: 1905

Circa 1905. "Williamson Building, Cleveland." Bonus points to the first person to transcribe all those windows. 8x10 inch 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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