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

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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Mother Cat Saves Puppies

Mother Cat Saves Puppies

Our dear darling Myrtle, who was our live-in babysitter as long as I can remember, holds puppy Tobie. Me holding the cat and my sister. Our very first dog Daisy who was expecting when my dad brought her home after she was abandoned. Daisy died giving birth and the neighbor next door had the cat which had recently had kittens. That cat nursed those puppies and saved them. We kept one, named her Daisy 2, and gave the others away. The cat and puppies made news and was pictured in the Binghamton Press.

Catalina: 1957

Catalina: 1957

Catalina Harbor, California, September 1957. Taken by my dad with his trusty Contax. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Joie de Vivre Comes to Wadena

Joie de Vivre Comes to Wadena

Wadena, Minnesota, c.1920. It is poorly focused and underexposed. And with no inscription, its back story is lost to the ages. This image is worth sharing, however, because it unwittingly evokes Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's illustrations from the late 1800s. From the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.

Wettingen Fifth Grade: 1944

Wettingen Fifth Grade: 1944

My Mom (with red hair); Elementary School 5th Grade, 1944 Wettingen, Switzerland. View full size.

The Clark Family

The Clark Family

This photo among others was just marked The Clark Family. I believe they lived in Michigan probably the Port Huron area. I remember my mother getting letters and cards from a Clark family. I know nothing else about them, maybe someone will recognize them. View full size.

A Pretty Bride

A Pretty Bride

A pretty bride but an unmarked photo. Not even sure where it was taken. Since my ancestors were in Ontario Canada, Michigan and Binghamton, New York, it is anybody's guess. From the dress and hairstyle my guess it's the early 1900's. View full size.

Pretty Lady with Cat

Pretty Lady with Cat

Not sure who she is, but this photo was in a small photo album of my mother's. Most likely she and my mother were friends. Probably taken somewhere in Binghamton, New York, late 1920's or early 1930's.

 
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 | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.