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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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Riverdale: 1923

Riverdale: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "View of Naval Observatory and Washington from Massachusetts Avenue hill." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Banner Laundry: 1925

Banner Laundry: 1925

Alexandria, Virginia, 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- Banner Laundry truck." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Beauty & Violence: 1958

Beauty & Violence: 1958

July 1958. "Actors Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner onboard their yacht off the California coast." 35mm Kodachrome from photos by Robert Vose for the Look magazine assignment "Natalie Wood: Beauty and Violence." View full size.

Mid-Century Modern: 1950

Mid-Century Modern: 1950

Los Angeles, 1950. "Herman Miller furniture showroom, 8806 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood." Designed by Charles and Ray Eames. View full size.

 

Getting Serious: 1940

Getting Serious: 1940

March 1940. "Young Texas couple at the Junior Chamber of Commerce dance during the San Angelo Fat Stock Show." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Counting Steers: 1940

Counting Steers: 1940

March 1940. "Cowboy asleep in cattle show barn at San Angelo Fat Stock Show. At nearby stock shows the working cowboys bring along their camp beds and sleep in the barns." The tag on our buckaroo's suitcase reads "R.R. Walston." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Jolly Time: 1936

Jolly Time: 1936

November 1936. "Street scene. Popcorn stand in Ames, Iowa." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Swing Your Pardner: 1940

Swing Your Pardner: 1940

February 1940. "Swing game at 'play party' in McIntosh County, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. 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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