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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 • SEVILLE SPRING FESTIVAL, 1929

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Billy Grass: 1922

Billy Grass: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "William Grass." Who ran the mile in a smoking 4:20. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

University Women: 1924

University Women: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "George Washington University group." Not afraid of Virginia Woolf. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Ford Parts: 1920

Ford Parts: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Taylor-Tolley Motor Co., authorized Ford agents, interior." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cathedral Ave.: 1925

Cathedral Ave.: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Cathedral Avenue." 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

A Dickey Christmas: 1923

A Dickey Christmas: 1923

"Dickey Christmas tree, 1923." The family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, whose somewhat off-kilter portraits (and non-triangular trees) are a Shorpy Yuletide tradition. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Office Xmas Party: 1925

Office Xmas Party: 1925

        It's the Tuesday before Christmas, which means it's time for a hallowed holiday tradition here at Shorpy: The Office Xmas Party! Which has been going on for 92 years now. Will Clarence in Sales ever get up the nerve to ask out Hermione from Accounting? Is there gin in that oilcan? Ask the bear.

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Western Electric Co. group." There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep the forensic partyologists busy until Ground Hog Day. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Santa's Mailbox: 1922

Santa's Mailbox: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Christmas Post Office." Last glimpsed here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Old Shoreham: 1917

The Old Shoreham: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Shoreham Hotel, 15th and H Streets N.W." This smorgasbord of architectural styles was demolished in 1929 to make way for an office building. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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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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