The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
 
About the Photos

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE

Hot Sugar: 1942

Hot Sugar: 1942

January 1942. Guanica, Puerto Rico. "Burning a sugar cane field. This process destroys the leaves and makes the cane easier to harvest." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Incendiary: 1938

Incendiary: 1938

September 1938. Capels, West Virginia. "Coal miner waiting for lift home." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Pit Crew: 1940

Pit Crew: 1940

August 1940. "Port Gibson, Mississippi." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Wholly Toledo: 1905

Wholly Toledo: 1905

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1905. "Post Office, Madison Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ready to Roll: 1865

Ready to Roll: 1865

April 1865. Richmond, Virginia. "Federal soldier guarding Whitworth gun on wharf awaiting shipment." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Ask Us About Our Poultry: 1942

Ask Us About Our Poultry: 1942

November 1942. Lititz, Pennsylvania. "Mennonite farmer and wife at the farmer's market." These folks look like they'd be only too happy to bend your ear about their birds. Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Neil Power: 1913

Neil Power: 1913

April 1913. Rome, Georgia. Neil Power, 10 years old. Said "turns stockings in Rome Hosiery Mill." A shy, pathetic figure. "Hain't been to school much." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
Jump to Page    100  »  200  »  300  »  400  »  500  »  600    |    Any page
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.