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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

A Haunting Portrait, c. 1900

A Haunting Portrait, c. 1900

Scanned from the original 3.5 x 3.5 inch glass negative. View full size.

Hard times, c. 1930

Hard times, c. 1930

New England farm family at the height of the Great Depression. Scanned from the original 5x4 inch glass negative. View full size.

Jim Furgeson's House & Shop, 1909

Jim Furgeson's House & Shop, 1909

The sleeve tells us that this was photo was taken on Sept. 10, 1909 at 9:00 a.m. Scanned from the original 7x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

Christmas, 1964

Christmas, 1964

This is my father and his sister on Christmas in 1964. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.

Great Aunt May

Great Aunt May

Probably taken around the Ashville, NC area in the mid-1930's. She was a great lady. In the car are her mother, son and first husband behind the wheel. Sadly the son died in his teens of lukemia. She died at 77 sometime in the eighties. View full size.

The Distance Champion

The Distance Champion

The last of AT&SF's 4-8-4's, #2929, sits on the ready track at 1st Street engine terminal, Los Angeles, in August of 1949, being readied for a trip east later in the day. She'll run to La Junta, Colorado for certain, or perhaps onward to Kansas City, 1776 miles away. The latter run was the longest ever regularly-scheduled run by a single steam locomotive, and won Santa Fe's 4-8-4's the title of "Distance Champions" for the duration of their careers. View full size.

Nord family, c. 1914

Nord family, c. 1914

Charles and Phoebe Nord and ten of their children in Balaton, Minnesota, about 1914. My great-grandmother Florence is standing, second from left (with the white ribbon in her hair). Another boy was born three years later. View full size.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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