The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

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.

WEB SITE & CONTENTS
© 2016 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 

Search Shorpy

SEARCH TIP: Click the tags above a photo to find more of same:
Mandatory field.

Search results -- 30 results per page


Media Conglomerate: 1907
... Tesla Studios glass negative. View full size. No bike? No problem -- just use your pony, like the kid in the back. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/03/2014 - 4:03am -

Media Conglomerate: 1907

Suburban Cowboy: 1963
... are all things I remember. The easy days of riding your bike up and down the neighborhood with your friends, not a care in the world. ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 09/20/2011 - 10:24pm -

Suburban Cowboy: 1963

Cycle Cops: 1918
... through the tulips than stopping snag ups in their bike chains. I can only imagine what a modern day bike may look like, scabbard down the fork tubes for a long weapon, flashing ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 4:34pm -

Cycle Cops: 1918

Snow's in Summer: 1953
... Laundry." With plenty of free parking for your car, bike or wagon. 4x5 negative from the News Archive. View full size. More ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2015 - 11:30am -

Snow's in Summer: 1953

Tyres & Fittings: 1910
... the sprocket turned. The usual result was falling off the bike. I hope they were sold separately. Other BSA products BSA also made ... on the bikes. Still available. I have one on my road bike. Kinda hard on the tush until they get a little broken in, but then they ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 4:30pm -

Tyres & Fittings: 1910

Future Biker: 1935
... 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the FSA. Sweet bike West Virginia is great place to ride. What a ride Hmmm ... 1930 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/06/2013 - 12:49pm -

Future Biker: 1935

No Parking: 1906
... It's over by the curb to the right of the kid on the bike. +102 (Memphis) Below is the same view (looking west on Madison ... some massive perception problems? The kid on the bike Seems to be the only one who knows his picture is being taken. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 12:45pm -

No Parking: 1906

To the Rescue: 1925
... every fast stop would be a "panic stop" when riding this bike! I guess he could always throw an anvil on a rope overboard! HD A ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/07/2015 - 7:14pm -

To the Rescue: 1925

Law and Order: 1918
... most useful motorcycle accessory I've ever seen. Every bike should have one. Manhole cover For some reason, I continue to be ... Hollywood image of a cop, riding at breakneck speed on his bike, guns ablazin', is silly. Red Scare Actually there was an earlier ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/24/2014 - 9:57pm -

Law and Order: 1918

Nighthawk: 1943
... with an office girlfriend, and going to dances or on long bike rides around San Diego on their one day off. She was 18 and shy and had ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 11:24pm -

Nighthawk: 1943

Inaugural Umbrellas: 1901
... the same font for its masthead. America's Choice Bike Shop Anyone have any idea what the name of the bike shop with the awning is? I would love to know if there was once a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 1:22pm -

Inaugural Umbrellas: 1901

Playtime: 1943
... Additionally, I knew my neighbors and was allowed to bike all over the town. Now I live in an urban center where I still walk to ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 3:17pm -

Playtime: 1943

Motorcycle Mama: 1937
... stupid when I rode my Harley... I'd love to have her bike now. Crash Guards By the looks of the crash guard, it had been laid ... her Indian in 1932. Same style duds, but when not on the bike add a gunbelt. Instead of a helmet, add a rakish cap (think Brando). ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/06/2013 - 12:51pm -

Motorcycle Mama: 1937

American National: 1918
... look like that. Sidewalk sidecar Check out the bike with the cargo sidecar in front of the bank! And what are those brass cans ... took it with him while he was shopping. Motor Bike I'll be. It looks like a Smith Motor Wheel. They were usually mounted ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/23/2012 - 6:35pm -

American National: 1918

Anacostia: 1918
... details. I love the wee bicycle rack and the self-service bike pump on the sidewalk to the left. Re: Anacostia Square How ... As a bicyclist I love the air pump next to the bike rack. Nice to see when you're away from home. I'll take... the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 4:48pm -

Anacostia: 1918

Pittsburgh: 1940
... well as unusual challenges for pedestrians, joggers, the bike police, and especially pizza delivery. . . ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/03/2012 - 2:42pm -

Pittsburgh: 1940

D-Day: New York
... my trike when a Western Union messenger rode up on his bike and went into the three-family apartment in which I lived. I heard a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/06/2013 - 11:25am -

D-Day: New York

Breaking Away: 1908
... Americans have been able to learn a lot about (and enjoy) bike endurance racing. But Armstrong's 17,370 career points in 17 years and ... very nice eHistory site, here’s a look at six-day bike racing by Ari de Wilde. Note that although he wrote “Strapped into ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 5:32pm -

Breaking Away: 1908

Over and Under: 1900
... The car is clearly a C&NW car. Upgrading a bike I noticed that the older boy has upscaled his bike to cool by flipping the handlebars over. Very racer looking. (The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 4:44pm -

Over and Under: 1900

Open for Business: 1908
... Slice of Life What great characters! Dapper guy on bike right, man with big cigar behind him. White shirt clerks on left, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/29/2015 - 10:02am -

Open for Business: 1908

Dallas Noir: 1942
... in Dallas in 1948. I was 10 and recall getting on my bike and riding downtown to the Majestic to see "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein." I don't remember locking my bike and I know my parents never locked our doors. It was a different time in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/28/2014 - 12:51pm -

Dallas Noir: 1942

Little Red Wagons: 1965
... taken. I think it has a lot to do with the sidewalks, "bike" ramps at the corners and, unfortunately, no trees. Not gorgeous, but ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 06/24/2009 - 5:53pm -

Little Red Wagons: 1965

Lake Worth: 1908
... the trees on the left side of the walk. Favorite Bike Trail When I lived in WPB I used to ride on the Lake Trail regularly. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 4:38pm -

Lake Worth: 1908

Harley-Davidson: 1925
... to work. I want me a Harley-Davidson fifteen speed road bike! [Actually they would pedal to work and peddle at work. - Dave] ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/06/2013 - 12:56pm -

Harley-Davidson: 1925

Young Granddad: 1963
... the fence and he reached over while passing by on his bike to pull off a leaf. Zzzziiippp. Several hours and a spools worth of ... 
 
Posted by Tony W. - 09/17/2011 - 9:08pm -

Young Granddad: 1963

Provincetown Summer: 1937
... this photo alot, and I keep thinking how the girl on the bike would fit right in with the students at Appalachian university here in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 4:35pm -

Provincetown Summer: 1937

Board Track: 1925
... discovered he couldn't remove his foot from the peg of his bike and found that a large splinter had pierced the leather of his boot and wedged itself between parts of the bike. Fortunately it somehow missed his foot. It was all insanely dangerous ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/04/2012 - 5:56pm -

Board Track: 1925

Fix-a-Flat: 1937
... replaced with something that didn't work. This causes bike riders today to carry a spare tube instead of a patch kit. Deja vu ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/27/2015 - 9:49pm -

Fix-a-Flat: 1937

Boss Hog: 1920
... No front brakes There would be no way to stop this bike in a hurry. Jamming on the rear brake would be tantamount to throwing out ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/08/2015 - 4:58pm -

Boss Hog: 1920

Junior Driver: 1949
A Schwinn bike and its garage-mates circa 1949, from a set of 35mm Kodachromes I acquired ... not carbon fiber composite and Shimano parts. That bike looks as heavy as a tank too. I think when cars hit these the cars got damaged NOT the bike. Trunk Trim The trim on the Pontiac, the car on the right, ... 
 
Posted by historic52 - 12/08/2012 - 6:25pm -

Junior Driver: 1949
 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2016 Shorpy Inc.