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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 • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Photographers

  • Fly Me to the Moon: 1942

    A. Palmer

    Alfred T. Palmer (1906-1993). Images from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

    149 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:34pm

  • Sun Belt: 1937

    A. Rothstein

    Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985). This American photographer covered everything from the Dust Bowl for the Farm Security Administration to news stories for Look magazine. Arthur Rothstein grew up in the Bronx and attended Columbia University where he helped found the University Camera Club. Arthur Rothstein later worked the Columbia University School of Journalism.

    209 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 08/15/2014 - 5:21pm

  • Rotorua Express: 1909

    A.P. Godber

    Glass plate negatives taken circa 1899-1946 by New Zealand Railways employee Albert Percy Godber (1875-1949). Credit: Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library.

    4 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 8:35am

  • Banded Brothers: 1905

    Adam Maclay

    Photographer in Christchurch, New Zealand. Adam Maclay Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library.

    20 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 06/17/2014 - 9:03pm

  • Fear Factor: 1942

    Albert Fenn

    Office of War Information photos from the winter of 1941-42 documenting "the life of Negroes in New York, their professions, occupations, and recreational activities."

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:57pm

  • Parked for the Duration: 1942

    Albert Freeman

    Office of War Information photographer during WW2.

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:55am

  • Lincoln at Gettysburg: 1863

    Alexander Gardner

    Alexander Gardner (1821-1882), Civil War photographer. Images from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

    14 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 1:25pm

  • We (Heart) Marilyn: 1953

    Alfred Eisenstaedt

    Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995). Images from the Time-Life archive.

    4 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 09/12/2011 - 3:41pm

  • On the Grid: 1942

    Andreas Feininger

    Andreas Feininger (1906-1999). Images from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

    25 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:25am

  • A to Z: 1943

    Ann Rosener

    Ann Rosener. Images from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

    30 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:28pm

  • Leaving Manzanar: 1943

    Ansel Adams

    Ansel Adams (1902-1984). Images from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

    14 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 10/07/2008 - 2:15am

  • Greek System: 1927

    Arnold Genthe

    Prussian-born American photographer (1869-1942).

    33 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:22pm

  • Make Way for Trucklings!

    Arthur Siegel

    Arthur Siegel, photographer for the Office of War Information. Images from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

    46 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 10/11/2014 - 7:16pm

  • Milwaukee Modern: 1963

    Balthazar Korab

    1926-2013. Hungarian-born architectural photographer who began working for Eero Saarinen at his office in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1955.

    16 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 01/04/2014 - 4:54pm

  • The Merry Fiddler: 1937

    Ben Shahn

    Ben Shahn (1898-1969), Lithuanian-born artist and photographer. Images from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

    88 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:20pm

  • Mr. Right: 1920

    C. Helin

    Photos from glass negatives taken by or for Christopher Helin, automotive writer and travel editor of the San Francisco Examiner from around 1915 to 1930.

    16 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:00pm

  • High Wires: 1936

    Carl Mydans

    Carl Mydans (1907-2004). Images from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

    53 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:59pm

  • Library of Congress: 2007

    Carol M. Highsmith

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 07/31/2010 - 1:54pm

  • The Clothesline Kid: 1939

    David Myers

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 04/23/2013 - 12:18pm

  • Sleeps With the Fishes: 1940

    Dick Sheldon

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 08/14/2011 - 11:09pm

  • Bee Movie: 1939

    Dorothea Lange

    Dorothea Lange (1895-1965). This socially conscious documentarian of Dust Bowl migrants in the 1930s took one of the most famous photographs of the Depression era, Migrant Mother. Dorothea Lange was born on May 26, 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey and learned photography at Columbia University in New York. During the Great Depression Dorothea Lange worked for the Farm Security Administration documenting the plight of the unemployed, homeless and migrant laborers. Dorothea Lange died on October 11, 1965.

    195 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:36am

  • The Firs: 1901

    DPC

    Glass negatives from the Detroit Photographic / Detroit Publishing collection at the Library of Congress. These glass plates were the starting point for the millions of colored postcards sold by Detroit Publishing in the early years of the 20th century. The images were made using Detroit Publishing's patented Photochrom process.

    In 1939, a year before his death, Detroit Publishing partner William Henry Jackson, whose western plates formed the basis of the company's holdings in its early days, gave the negatives and prints to the Edison Institute (now known as the Henry Ford Museum) in Dearborn, Michigan. In 1949, the Edison Institute gave all of the negatives and many duplicate photographs to the Colorado Historical Society. The Colorado Historical Society transferred most of the negatives and prints for sites east of the Mississippi to the Library of Congress later that year.

    2185 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:16pm

  • Don't Mess With Texas

    E.H. Hart

    39 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:50pm

  • Si Wa Wata Wa: 1903

    Edward Curtis

    4 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:47pm

  • The Candy Man: 1937

    Edwin Locke

    4 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:55am

  • Social Study: 1941

    Edwin Rosskam

    34 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:30pm

  • Gingham Style: 1943

    Esther Bubley

    87 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:14pm

  • David Leung: 1911

    F. Holland Day

    2 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 09/13/2011 - 9:25pm

  • Shabby Greek: 1939

    F.B. Johnston

    Photographs of the pioneering feminist Frances Benjamin Johnston, commissioned by the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South.

    127 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:50pm

  • To the Republic: 1942

    Fenno Jacobs

    13 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:21pm

  • The Reaper

    Fitz W. Guerin

    Fitz W. Guerin (1846 -1903). Images from the Library of Congress

    14 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/09/2009 - 12:31pm

  • Cow Boy: 1942

    Fritz Henle

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:25pm

  • Boys' Club: 1910

    G.G. Bain

    Photos taken mostly in and around New York City by newsphoto pioneer George Grantham Bain's Bain News Service.

    634 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:14pm

  • Off the Rails: 1862

    Geo. Barnard

    26 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 07/21/2012 - 11:17pm

  • Ruffles and Flourishes: 1906

    Gertrude Kasebier

    18 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 08/09/2012 - 12:55am

  • Our Hydrants, Our Selves: 1943

    Gordon Parks

    30 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:55pm

  • Democracy's Dashboard: 1934

    Gottscho-Schleisner

    162 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:29pm

  • I Feel Fine: 1944

    H. Hollem

    54 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 06/22/2014 - 9:38am

  • Mint Condition: 1958

    HABS

    Historic American Buildings Survey

    24 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 06/07/2014 - 12:15pm

  • White Narcissa: 1930

    Harris + Ewing

    Harris & Ewing black-and-white photographs imaged directly from large-format glass negatives. The photographs were made by the prominent Washington, D.C., photo studio founded in 1905 by George Harris and Martha Ewing. Harris & Ewing glass plates currently residing in the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Collection.

    888 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:07pm

  • Cute as a Button: 1914

    Harry W. Frees

    The novelty photos of Harry Whittier Frees (1879-1953), whose posed puppies and kittens illustrated postcards and children's books.

    28 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:58pm

  • Corporal Kink: 1942

    Howard Liberman

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 01/12/2014 - 4:01pm

  • Macy's: 1931

    Irving Underhill

    12 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 02/01/2014 - 4:04pm

  • Cafe Society: 1943

    J. Collier

    95 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 08/13/2014 - 8:56pm

  • Joy Committee: 1938

    Jack Allison

    5 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 01/18/2014 - 10:08am

  • Pinned: 1943

    Jack Delano

    1914-1997. Born Jacob Ovcharov in Kiev, Ukraine. Farm Security Administration photographer noted for his work in Puerto Rico. Here at Shorpy, his large-format Kodachromes of trains and railroads are among the most popular posts.

    337 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 10/04/2014 - 7:07pm

  • Harpers Ferry: 1865

    James Gardner

    3 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/20/2008 - 1:37am

  • A. Foulke: 1864

    James Gibson

    8 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 06/15/2012 - 3:08am

  • Deadwood: 1890

    John Grabill

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 01/19/2014 - 12:25pm

  • Mad Men: 1943

    John Vachon

    234 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:19pm

  • Catholic Evidence: 1943

    Joseph Horne

    10 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 03/09/2014 - 7:48pm

  • Julius Shulman: 1910-2009

    Julius Shulman

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 09/13/2011 - 2:12pm

  • Manley Boy: 1917

    Lewis Hine

    Photos taken by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Commission and its report to Congress.

    504 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:12am

  • We (Heart) Marilyn: 1953

    LIFE

    Life magazine photo archive.

    28 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 09/12/2011 - 3:41pm

  • Girl Friday: 1956

    LOOK

    Photos taken by various photographers for Look magazine in the 1940s, '50s and '60s.

    171 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:00pm

  • Time for TIME: 1940

    Louise Rosskam

    12 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 12/11/2012 - 1:27pm

  • Beached: 1942

    Lt. Whitman

    Office of War Information photographer assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

    4 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:56pm

  • Ashepoo P.O.: 1938

    M.P. Wolcott

    76 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:23am

  • Red, White and Blue: 1956

    Margaret Bourke-White

    5 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 11/28/2008 - 7:53pm

  • Flash Mob: 1943

    Marjory Collins

    79 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:03pm

  • Three Sisters: 1941

    Martha Roberts

    Photographs by Martha McMillan Roberts.

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:10pm

  • XX-Men: 1865

    Mathew Brady

    11 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 11/25/2012 - 5:16pm

  • The Turkish Castle: 1935

    Matson

    29 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:21pm

  • Six Rooms & Bath: 1921

    Natl Photo

    Photographs taken in and near Washington, D.C., by the National Photo Co., whose archive of thousands of negatives (mostly glass plates) and prints was donated by proprietor Herbert E. French to the Library of Congress in 1947.

    1799 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 10/19/2014 - 2:44pm

  • Harvard Eddie: 1911

    Paul Thompson

    5 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 08/12/2012 - 5:27pm

  • Cafeteria Cuisine: 1943

    Philip Bonn

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:57am

  • Girl Friday: 1956

    Phillip Harrington

    Photos of a young Elvis Presley.

    11 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:00pm

  • Student Nurses: 1942

    Ralph Amdursky

    Photos for the U.S. Office of War Information of the Babcocks, a "typical war worker's family" living in Rochester, New York.

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 06/28/2013 - 11:08am

  • Super Bowl: 1944

    Richard Boyer

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 2:34pm

  • Shady Rest: 1940

    Russell Lee

    313 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:48am

  • Tyres & Fittings: 1910

    S.F. Webb

    Glass plates by New Zealand photographer Steffano Francis Webb.

    3 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 08/13/2013 - 5:30pm

  • The Parapet: 1865

    Sam Cooley

    12 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 02/24/2014 - 7:38pm

  • Strike Lounge: 1937

    Sheldon Dick

    3 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 08/07/2013 - 12:12pm

  • American Girl: 1949

    Stanley Kubrick

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 11/12/2013 - 7:27pm

  • Federal Triangle: 1935

    Theodor Horydczak

    35 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:36pm

  • Feed Shed: 1936

    Theodor Jung

    13 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 12/04/2011 - 1:17pm

  • Requiem Aeternam: 1865

    Thomas Roche

    5 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 09/11/2011 - 1:51pm

  • At Ease: 1863

    Timothy O'Sullivan

    24 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:41am

  • September Bride: 1953

    Toni Frissell

    16 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 11/20/2013 - 1:51pm

  • Overnight Parking: 1936

    Walker Evans

    Walker Evans (1903-1975) is best know for his photography for the Farm Security Administration. Walker Evans was born on November 3, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, and began taking photographs in 1928. During the Great Depression Walker Evans worked for the FSA documenting the hardships and poverty of the era, focusing on the rural south. Walker Evans died April 10, 1975.

    47 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 11/07/2012 - 7:05pm

  • Old-School Barbecue: Planked Shad

    William Cruikshank

    4 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 07/29/2012 - 9:42pm

  • Prince Albert: 1964

    William Gedney

    19 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 07/20/2012 - 11:05pm

  • To the Other Side: 1865

    William Morris Smith

    2 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 08/09/2012 - 7:31pm

  • The Breakers: 1901

    Wm. H. Jackson

    81 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:46pm

  • Ride Like the Wind: 1902

    Wright Brothers

    10 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 06/14/2008 - 4:24pm

  • L.A. to Yosemite: 1920

    Wyland Stanley

    Glass negatives, purchased by Shorpy, that originated with the Wyland Stanley Collection of San Francisco historical memorabilia and were later acquired by Marilyn Blaisdell.

    7 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:03pm

 
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