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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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Cowabunga: 1915

Cowabunga: 1915

Washington, D.C. (vicinity) circa 1915. "Along the C&O Canal." This completes a trilogy started here 10 years ago (One, Two); now these boys can finally dry off and go home. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pears Aplenty: 1921

Pears Aplenty: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "National Fruit Co. -- Eleventh Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Urban Cabin: 1910

Urban Cabin: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Ambassador White at Poet Miller Cabin, Meridian Hill." The former home of Joaquin Miller, "Poet of the Sierras," relocated to Rock Creek Park in 1911 to make room for Henry White's mansion. View full size.

 

Banner Laundry: 1925

Banner Laundry: 1925

Alexandria, Virginia, 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- Banner Laundry truck." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

College of Pharmacy: 1924

College of Pharmacy: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "National College of Pharmacy group -- George Washington University." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Semmes City: 1926

Semmes City: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "T.A. Cannon Co. truck at Semmes Motor Co., Florida Avenue N.E." Dealer in Dodge Brothers cars and Graham Brothers trucks. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Klassy Kamp: 1915

Klassy Kamp: 1915

July 1915. Washington, D.C. "Klassy Kamp group." One of the many summer camps dotting the banks of the Potomac a century ago. Other views here and here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Flatcar Follies: 1920

Flatcar Follies: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Washington Times -- Oil Co." is all it says on this glass negative showing a rusty coal-fired boiler, a crate on skids and a guy holding a beer bottle. National Photo Company Collection. 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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