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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) from 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, but not limited to, "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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

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From new Shorpy member Paola:

Dear Shorpy,

I discovered today your website and I in the past two hours I have been looking at it. It's an amazing site. I recognize many pictures from the wonderful collection of Library of Congress. I was sick at home this weekend and I spent all my time losing myself in the library Print and Photography website. The collection is huge and your website for me is like a travel guide.

I am Italian, I live in Milano. I graduated in Bologna University in art history. I am journalist and my current work is photo editor of Geo magazine.

Thank you Shorpy for your work and keep on.

Best wishes. Paola

Grazie, Paola! Hope you are feeling better soon.

1920 Asheville Parade on Patton Avenue

1920 Asheville Parade on Patton Avenue

A 1920 reunion of the 30th Infantry Division (The Hickory Division) of WWI AEF fame. The old guy in gray is my great-great-grandfather Noah Frady, possibly the oldest American Civil War vet alive in Asheville at the time.
Also present are his son-in-law (in doorway, wearing white suit at left) and his grandsons... the smallest one running alongside is my grandfather, Max Rhodes.

Berlin Reichssportsarena

Berlin Reichssportsarena

Picture of 3 women, March 1937, in front of the Berlin Reichs Sports Arena (in 1939 known as Olympia Stadium)

Admiral Dewey Comes to Boston: 1899

Admiral Dewey Comes to Boston: 1899

From a private photo album with "When Dewey Came to Boston - Oct 14, 1899 - Photo By 'Fritz'" embossed on the cover.

1939 Golden Gate Exposition

1939 Golden Gate Exposition

Great photo taken by a sailor from the USS California visiting San Francisco in 1939 of Benny Goodman and his band. Fletcher Henderson on the piano, Nick Fatool on drums and Louise Tobin sitting next to the piano.

Benny Goodman: 1939

Benny Goodman: 1939

Benny Goodman, photographed by a sailor from the USS California at the Golden Gate Exposition of 1939. Great shot showing Benny and singer Louise Tobin.

34 West Monteray in 1934

34 West Monteray in 1934

This house still stands at 34 West Monteray Road in Oakwood, Ohio - a suburb of Dayton. It's currently occupied by a prominent local realtor.

 
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