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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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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Yogi: 1948

Yogi: 1948

Santa Monica Beach yoga class in 1948.

B-29 Formation

B-29 Formation

B-29 bombers flying in the "Combat Box" formation. Air Force photo scanned from the original negative. View full size.

3rd & D NE, Washington DC, 2008

3rd & D NE, Washington DC, 2008

Corner of 3rd and D streets N.E., Washington D.C. in 2008. Former site of Dr. Thomas Taylor's gothic residence. The current building was built circa 1930s as the New Haven Apartments. It now houses offices and street-level retail. Just down the block to the left (behind the tree) are the main offices of the conservative Heritage Foundation.

Right Ends: 1958

Right Ends: 1958

A selection of automobile rear ends in Carmel, California in 1958. The prize, in my opinion, is the two-tone green-on-green 1957 Buick with the divided rear window in the center. A detail from a Kodachrome slide taken by my brother-in-law. View full size.

1909 Downtown DC map

1909 Downtown DC map

Plate 31 from 1909 Baist's Real Estate Atlas. This shows the original street layout in the area that would eventually become Federal Triangle. Of note to Shorpy photographs is the location of Louisiana Avenue, Center Market, and the Old Post Office.

Two Cowboys, 1952

Two Cowboys, 1952

I am in the front and my brother behind me, on a long-suffering photo pony, in Gulfport, Mississippi, circa 1952. Actually, I have always been a Gene Autry fan. View full size.

A Killer Smile c.1942

A Killer Smile c.1942

The legendary Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber. Scanned from the original German 35mm Agfa negative. View full size.

 
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