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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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Sisters Grimm: 1943

Sisters Grimm: 1943

May 1943. Buffalo, New York. "Patsy Grimm helping with housework. Their mother, a 26-year-old widow, is a crane operator at Pratt and Letchworth." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

South of the Border: 1961

South of the Border: 1961

"Acapulco, 1961." James Coburn and Ralph Taeger in our second publicity still from this short-lived NBC series. Somewhere over the horizon: a shipwrecked Newton Minow. 4x5 negative from the Publicity Dept. archive. View full size.

 

Slippery When Wet: 1955

Slippery When Wet: 1955

Oakland, California, circa 1955, and another crepuscular rendezvous of vehicular violence. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

The Osmonds: 1968

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The Osmonds: 1968

"Musical family the Osmonds." Specifically which Osmonds, we leave up to you. 4x5 film negative from the Shorpy Publicity Department archive. View full size.

Winter Wonderland: 1894

Winter Wonderland: 1894

Florida circa 1894. "Hotel Royal Poinciana, Palm Beach." Railroad magnate Henry Flagler's giant wood-frame hotel, which at the time was the largest building in Florida. 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Aviation for Dummies: 1946

Aviation for Dummies: 1946

January 16, 1946. "Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy." 4x5 acetate negative by Hollywood Pictorial Photos, 1558 N. Vine Street, phone Hillside 4121, and now part of the Shorpy Publicity Department archive. View full size.

 

Nashing Out: 1928

Nashing Out: 1928

San Francisco circa 1928. "Nash Special Six on Gough Street at Lafayette Park." Sporting a brace of Goodyear 31 x 5.25 Balloons. And if you don't like my parking, get off the sidewalk. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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