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]

 
 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • A GAME CROP IS A COMMUNITY ASSET

Body at Rest: 1938

Body at Rest: 1938

A colorized version of this 1938 photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

Teen Dance Party: Now in Color!

Teen Dance Party: Now in Color!

For some reason, I felt like colorizing this one, originally submitted by Tony W. I did not achieve perfection, but as it's an incredibly time consuming process, this will have to suffice. View full size.

Mid-Century Picnic

Mid-Century Picnic

I'm sorry I don't know the specific years of some of my photos as the paper slips they're in don't have dates written on them. But if I had to hazard a guess I'd say this photo is from the early '60s. Does anyone know what the container with the yellow lid contains (unless it's just a regular container that happens to have a bull on it). Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.

Kodachrome Living Room: 1955

Kodachrome Living Room: 1955

December 17, 1955. Tony W.'s baby shower photo, with the fireplace and shelves full of photos, books and bric-a-brac, was so exceedingly redolent of 1950s living rooms in general, and ours in particular, that I couldn't stand it, so I dug this one out, showing our fireplace and shelves full of our photos, books and bric-a-brac. That's my sister, with her future husband on the right, and my godmother's son on the left. That's him in Army uniform in the photo on the shelf above. My brother, bless him, wrote the actual date on the slide mount, but we can tell it's near Christmas by my sister's home-made angel ornament hanging in the niche as well as the box of tree ornaments in the lower right foreground. Another point of interest is the candle burning at the extreme left. It's functional, not ornamental; this was taken during a power outage occasioned by the record Northern California December 1955 storms. Also on the table next to the candle is my sister's Kodak Duaflex camera with flash attachment. View full size.

Milestone

Milestone

It was one year ago, June 23, 2008, that I uploaded my first photos to Shorpy. Ironic that on that date, exactly one year less a day before Kodak discontinued the film, one of them was a Kodachrome. This is me, in Kodachrome, shooting Kodachrome with my Kodak Retinette, in July 1967. View full size.

Baby Shower: 1960

Baby Shower: 1960

This is my grandma (who is no longer alive), pregnant with my father, making this around 1960. I'm fascinated by the mural above the fireplace and the little figures on top, but perhaps someone might know what the black thing on the table is? And, of course, the big blue thing and television are awesome. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.

Soldiers: Father & Son

Soldiers: Father & Son

My grandfather and eldest uncle on the eve of my uncle's departure to the Pacific theater in WWII. My grandfather served in France during WWI and was very proud to still fit into his uniform. Circa 1942, Connecticut. View full size.

 
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.