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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 • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

Bus Boy: 1943

Bus Boy: 1943

September 1943. Washington Court House, Ohio. "Boy who rides to and from school daily on a Greyhound bus waiting outside the depot." Medium format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Men of Action: 1942

Men of Action: 1942

May 1942. "Amusement park in Southington, Connecticut." Medium format negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Steamboat Gothic: 1938

Steamboat Gothic: 1938

1938. " 'San Francisco,' Reserve vicinity, St. John Parish, Louisiana. Steamboat Gothic circa 1850." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Keeping an Open Mind: 1926

Keeping an Open Mind: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Man examining skulls." Let's put our heads together and see what we can come up with. 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Black Cat: 1936

The Black Cat: 1936

Summer 1936. "Cat on porch of a sharecropper's cabin, Hale County, Alabama." Photo by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Lever House: 1952

Lever House: 1952

March 25, 1952. "Lever House, 53rd Street and Park Avenue. Gordon Bunshaft, architect." 5x7 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

If I Wore a Bell: 1912

If I Wore a Bell: 1912

Our lovely lady from upstate New York once again, here wearing the most incredible hat. Another photo from the collection of circa 1912 negatives I recently purchased. 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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