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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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Elko Tango: 1940

Elko Tango: 1940

March 1940. "Stores on main street. Elko, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Intermountain Express: 1940

Intermountain Express: 1940

March 1940. "Trailer truck at gas station. Elko, Nevada." Our second helping of P.I.E. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Birthday Bike: 1959

Birthday Bike: 1959

This is my husband Peter and his Rollfast Deluxe bike in about 1959 - I'm assuming he's about 10 in this photo. It was taken in his backyard in Chenango Bridge, New York, outside of Binghamton. His father was a chemist for Ansco, and this is taken from an Anscochrome slide. View full size.

Smoke and Hipsters: 1958

Smoke and Hipsters: 1958

April 1958. "The 'Beatnik' community of San Francisco's North Beach district, socializing at a local coffee house and bagel shop." (The Co-Existence Bagel Shop at Grant Avenue and Green Street.) Photo by Cal Bernstein for the Look magazine article "The Bored, the Bearded and the Beat." View full size.

Elko County: 1940

Elko County: 1940

March 1940. "Southern Pacific track approaching Wells, Elko County, Nevada." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Barefoot in the Park: 1942

Barefoot in the Park: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Man sleeping in Rock Creek Park." Medium format negative by John Ferrell for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Swamp Dwellers: 1939

Swamp Dwellers: 1939

July 1939. Washington, D.C. "Pennsylvania Avenue at 14th Street N.W." Photo by David Moffat Myers 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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