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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Maryland Junk: 1937

Maryland Junk: 1937

October 1937. "Houses near the railroad tracks. Hagerstown, Maryland." Our title comes from the storefront on the left. 4x5 inch acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Like Pulling Teeth: 1942

Like Pulling Teeth: 1942

February 1942. "Dental clinic, Farm Security Administration camp, Weslaco, Texas." Photo by Arthur Rothstein, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

South Fifth: 1938

South Fifth: 1938

Spring 1938. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cars on South Fifth Street." Medium format nitrate negative by Paul Vanderbilt. View full size.

 

Trunk Line: 1938

Trunk Line: 1938

Spring 1938. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reading Railroad tracks with an abandoned brewery in the background." Medium format nitrate negative by Paul Vanderbilt for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Dark Garden: 1938

Dark Garden: 1938

Winter 1938. "Cambridge, Massachusetts. Historic churchyard near Harvard Square." Medium format nitrate negative by Paul Vanderbilt. View full size.

 

Coupe de Grass: 1931

Coupe de Grass: 1931

San Francisco circa 1931. "Willys Six Model 97 roadster on Gough Street at Lafayette Park." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Lake Chautauqua: 1899

Lake Chautauqua: 1899

Chautauqua County, New York, circa 1899. "Steamer landing, Lake Chautauqua." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 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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