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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BUENOS AIRES, c. 1950

Railroads, The Gallery

Santa Fe Time: 1939

Santa Fe Time: 1939

April 1939. "Office of train dispatcher and Western Union. San Augustine, Texas." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hump Pusher: 1912

Hump Pusher: 1912

August 19, 1912. "Hump pusher, L.S. & M.S. R.R." On verso: "Made by J. Inbody, Elkhart, Indiana. Home Phone 500." A postcard showing trainmen of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway and Locomotive 4595. View full size.

 

Lake Front Depot: 1899

Lake Front Depot: 1899

Milwaukee circa 1899. "Chicago & North Western Railway Station." Romanesque Revival structure on Lake Michigan completed in 1890; demolished 1968. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

The Big Apple: 1936

The Big Apple: 1936

June 1936. "Apple monument at depot of Cornelia, Georgia." Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Despatch Depot (Detail)

Despatch Depot (Detail)

Despatch, New York, circa 1906. "Merchants' Despatch Transportation Co." The right-hand section of a larger panorama of the New York Central rail hub now known as East Rochester. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Early Amazon: 1900

Early Amazon: 1900

Circa 1900. "New York Central freight sheds, Buffalo, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Tall Grain: 1939

Tall Grain: 1939

May 1939; "Grain elevators. Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Woodward Breaker: 1900

Woodward Breaker: 1900

1900. "Woodward coal breaker, Kingston, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
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