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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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Cattleman's Bar: 1938

Cattleman's Bar: 1938

November 1938. "Saloon in stockyards district. South Omaha, Nebraska." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hot Beans: 1955

Hot Beans: 1955

July 1955. Horn & Hardart, New York. "Woman getting a dish of baked beans from an automat." Medium format negative from photos by Arthur Rothstein for the Look magazine assignment "America's Favorite Foods." View full size.

 

Sad: 1937

Sad: 1937

June 1937. "Abandoned cafe in Carey, Texas. Carey is fast becoming a ghost town of the Texas plains." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Transit Grill: 1943

Transit Grill: 1943

April 1943. Baltimore, Maryland. "Baltimore Transit bus with trolleys of 1917 vintage. Many old cars have been reconditioned because of wartime transportation pressure." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Palmetto Shade: 1865

Palmetto Shade: 1865

April 1865. Charleston, South Carolina. "Post Office (old Exchange and Custom House), East Bay Street, showing the only Palmetto tree there is in the city." Wet plate negative by George Barnard, from photographs of the Federal Navy and sea­borne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy. View full size.

 

Chicken Inn: 1937

Chicken Inn: 1937

September 1937. "Hyde Park Inn in Hyde Park, Vermont." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Mac, Bud and Pal: 1943

Mac, Bud and Pal: 1943

March 1943. Pearlington, Mississippi (vicinity). "Truck drivers at a highway coffee stop on U.S. Highway 90." Making time for a cuppa joe. Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. 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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