SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
 
 
The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

  
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 

 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

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.

WEB SITE & CONTENTS
© 2018 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CANADA FOR FISHING

Mom and Friend, Early 1930's

Mom and Friend, Early 1930's

My mother (seated) and a good friend. Early to mid-1930s I believe.

Mineral County Coal Miners

Mineral County Coal Miners

My great-grandfather's mining crew circa 1915 in Mineral County, West Virginia. His name was Thompson Metcalf, and he is in the front row, crouched just to the right of the coal car tracks. The young boy in front of him was my great-uncle "Metty." Thompson died in the flu epidemic of 1918. My grandfather gave me the carbide lamp that Thompson wore. It appears they all had their lamps lit for the photo. They even included the most valuable members of the crew (at least to the mine owners). Some mine owners were of the opinion that "If you lose a man, there is always another one ready to take his place, but if you lose a pony or mule, you must BUY another one". This crew worked the mines in the Beryl, West Virginia area.

Happy Easter from Germany

Happy Easter from Germany

Actual photo postcard from Germany. All writing on back done with fountain pen, and in German, of course. Sent from Else Wagner to Ella Widulle, Chicago,Il. Postmarked 1909, with 10 pfennig stamp. Very creative photographer to have a stuffed chicken in his prop inventory.

Nettie

Nettie

I acquired this photo from my grandmother. She inherited a large box of old photos of family and friends from her much older brother. On the back is written "Nettie Duckworth, Lonaconing, Md. Became Mrs. John R. Hamilton, Thursday, Sept. 4, 1902." Lovely dress and lovely young woman.

Grandma's Classroom (about 1925)

Grandma's Classroom (about 1925)

This is my grandma's classroom in Spain. She was a science teacher. She began in a primary school, and later became a university instructor.

Paloma and Eugenio

Paloma and Eugenio

My mother Paloma and my uncle Eugenio. 1940, Zaragoza Spain. This is in the first months after the Spanish Civil War. Hard times.

Joaquín Delgado Perez

Joaquín Delgado Perez

My great-grandfather. The photographer was J. Astra. Puerta del Sol 4, Madrid España. 1883

Kiev 1918

Kiev 1918

A photo taken by a German soldier in Kiev in 1918. The Germans acquired Kiev and the Ukraine (for a short time) after the Brest-Litovsk Treaty of March 1918.

 
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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2018 Shorpy Inc.
sphere