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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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Macdougal Alley: 1936

Macdougal Alley: 1936

March 20, 1936. "Macdougal Alley, between West 8th Street and Washington Square North, Manhattan. 1 Fifth Avenue rises above." 8x10 gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project. View full size.

 

San Francisco Briscoe: 1919

San Francisco Briscoe: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Briscoe auto at Lands End." Latest entry in the Shorpy Dossier of Dead-Ends. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Colossus of Pike Street: 1936

Colossus of Pike Street: 1936

March 6, 1936. "Looking down Pike Street toward the Manhattan Bridge, street half in shadow, rubble in gutters, some traffic." 8x10 gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project. View full size.

 

The New World: 1936

The New World: 1936

Feb. 10, 1936. "Columbus Circle, Manhattan -- Looking northwest from above the circle, statue of Columbus, B&O bus station topped with Coca-Cola sign, other signs, Mayflower Hotel, Central Park with snow." 8x10 gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project. View full size.

 

Manual Training: 1910

Manual Training: 1910

Circa 1910. "Boardman Manual Training School, New Haven, Connecticut." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Case of the Dented Dodge

The Case of the Dented Dodge

Oakland circa 1953 and another vehicular misadventure, this time starring the bike that couldn't quite dodge a Dodge. Cameos by two Cadillacs. View full size.

 

Signs: 1935

Signs: 1935

Oct. 9, 1935. "Broome Street, Nos. 504-506, Manhattan." 8x10 inch gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project. View full size.

 
 
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