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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 • JOIN U.S. CROP CORPS, WWII

Mining

King Copper: 1905

King Copper: 1905

Houghton, Michigan, circa 1905. "Loading copper on steamer Juniata." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Paper Pusher: 1941

Paper Pusher: 1941

September 1941. Sheldon Springs, Vermont. "Feeding machine that grinds wood into pulp, one of the last stages in making paper at the Mississquoi Corporation mill." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Incendiary: 1938

Incendiary: 1938

September 1938. Capels, West Virginia. "Coal miner waiting for lift home." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

My Left Foot: 1937

My Left Foot: 1937

September 1937. "Camp near Effie, Minnesota. Lumberjack washing his feet." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Hungry Jacks: 1937

Hungry Jacks: 1937

September 1937. "Lumberjacks at dinner. Camp near Effie, Minnesota." Nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Dishpan Hans: 1937

Dishpan Hans: 1937

September 1937. Effie, Minnesota. "Washing dishes in lumber camp." Medium format negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Pike's Peaker: 1900

Pike's Peaker: 1900

Colorado circa 1900. "A Pike's Peak prospector." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. 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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