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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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Dogs

Who's a Good Boy?

Who's a Good Boy?

Circa 1894. "Reuter, Fritz." The son (and, presumably, dog and cat) of Washington, D.C., hotelier Fritz Reuter. Glass negative by the C.M. Bell studio. View full size.

 

The Willard: 1904

The Willard: 1904

Washington, D.C., circa 1904. "Willard Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

American Gothic: 1940

American Gothic: 1940

December 1940. "Children in the tenement district, Brockton, Massachusetts." These houses, which look to have been built in the 1890s, must have been imposing in their day. Note the elaborate woodwork and intricate system of gutters and downspouts. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Weʼre Blasé: 1894

Weʼre Blasé: 1894

Circa 1894. "Fritz Reuter." The Washington, D.C., hotelier and his children Fritz and Gertrude. 5x7 glass negative by the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 

Dottie & Sally: 1951

Dottie & Sally: 1951

Blue Earth, Minnesota. "Sept. 1951 -- Dottie & Sally." One hon and one Dalmatian. Though the dog might look spotty, she's not Dottie, she's Sally. 35mm Kodachrome by posthumous Shorpy contributors Grace or Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

 

The Franklin's Franklin: 1928

The Franklin's Franklin: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Col. M. Franklin with Franklin Airman sedan." Despite such eponymous endorsements, by 1934 the air-cooled Franklin had run out of gas. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

New York: 1943

New York: 1943

May 1943. "Woman and her dog in the Harlem section." Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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