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

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 • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Getting Ready to Ride

Getting Ready to Ride

Circa 1916 "convertible"

Brand New Horse

Brand New Horse

The Engels' brand new horse circa 1900 in Baroda, Michigan.

Camp 4

Camp 4

Camp 4 next to Ford ranch, 1906. This camp is above Minor Mill in Glendale, Humboldt County, Calif.

camp one

camp one

This is Camp 1 in the canyon a mile and a half above Minor Mill in Glendale, Humboldt County, Calif. Taken in 1886 to 1887. Photographer unknown to me.

Benjamin Franklin Piester

Benjamin Franklin Piester

Benjamin Franklin Piester (1846-1912), my great-great-grandfather, arrived in Nebraska between 1883 and 1886. The photo is marked:

Jennings-Hyde-Co.
COR. FARNAM & 20TH STS.
OMAHA, NEBR.

Photo was likely taken between 1900 and 1910.

Santa Fe 2928

Santa Fe 2928

Santa Fe 4-8-4 2928 in passenger train helper service over Cajon Pass. Photo taken 10-19-1952. Photographer unknown, unfortunately. View full size.

Beba Lein, Los Angeles approx 1905

Beba Lein, Los Angeles approx 1905

Beba Lein, my grandmother, as a recent immigrant to the United States from Mogilev, Byelorussia. She made her way quickly to Los Angeles, where she joined a community of older siblings, cousins and other folk from her village.

 
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 | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.