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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 • CHRISTMAS JOKE WITH A POINT TO IT

The Bad Hat Society

The Bad Hat Society

A group of fashionable ladies at the city park in Wamego, Kansas, circa 1907. View full size.

Keep Smiling 2

Keep Smiling 2

Found this companion photo to my previous post. Shows the other side of the pharmacy in Louisville, Kansas. The woman is "Doc" Cutright's wife, Pearl. View full size.

Shorpy Calling

Shorpy Calling

Shorpify your iPhone or iPod (and impress everyone else in the elevator) with some bling from our brand-new iPhone Wallpaper Gallery. Cost to you: nada.

Aqua and Orange: 1967

Aqua and Orange: 1967

Poolside at a Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge in Austin, Texas, 1967. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Hugh Mason Ayer. View full size.

Ninth & U: 2008

Ninth & U: 2008

Northwest corner of Ninth and U streets, northwest, Washington DC. For "Now & Then" comparison with Elite Laundry: 1924. I couldn't get an equivalent angle to the 1924 photo without fear of being run-over. Also, I hadn't appreciated the wide-angle lens used in the original photo.

This sad abandoned building has certainly seen better times. It looks like its last business incarnation was as a liquor store. It is currently sheathed with Formstone, (aka permastone), "the polyester of brick." The numerous club and concert posters plastered to the walls reminds me of the recent photo of 600 H St. NE: 1925.

Oops, thanks to anonymous tipster for setting me straight on location.

Happy Motoring!

Happy Motoring!

US Route 40, possibly in southwestern Pennsylvania. Scanned from the original negative. View full size.

Curtiss HS Flying Boat - c.1917 #1

Curtiss HS Flying Boat - c.1917  #1

These were in use by the military between 1909 and 1919. Scanned from the original negative. View full size.

 
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