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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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Water Street, Night: 1943

Water Street, Night: 1943

May 1943. "South Water Street freight terminal of the Illinois Central R.R., Chicago." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Model Citizens: 1948

Model Citizens: 1948

Columbus, Georgia, 1948. "Kirven's Department Store fashion show -- Jere Pound." But which dapper gent is Jere? (Answer: standing.) View full size.

 

Milady's Marmon: 1919

Milady's Marmon: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Marmon Limousine on Stockton Street at Union Square between Geary & Post." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

On the Way Up: 1900

On the Way Up: 1900

Circa 1900. "Otis Elevating Railway, looking up toward Mountain House Hotel, Catskill Mountains, New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Pabst Over Chicago: 1943

Pabst Over Chicago: 1943

May 1, 1943. "South Water Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Instant Message: 1923

Instant Message: 1923

June 16, 1923. "Semaphore signals -- Boy Scouts at Lincoln Memorial." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

EVENTS
1. COMPASS
2. SEMAPHORE SIGNAL
3. FIRST AID
4. INT'N'L MORSE SIGNAL
5. FIRE BY DRILL
6. TENT PITCHING
    and (saving the best for last)
7. FIRE BEDS & WATER BOILING
 

Hudzik & Hornbrook: 1924

Hudzik & Hornbrook: 1924

August 2, 1924. Washington, D.C. "F.R. Hudzik & H.W. Hornbrook." And that's all they wrote. National Photo Company Collection 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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