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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 • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

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Shovel-Ready: 1941

Shovel-Ready: 1941

January 1941. "Newly-dug grave. Rochester, Pennsylvania." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Trees' Knees: 1897

The Trees' Knees: 1897

"A cypress swamp," somewhere in Mississippi circa 1897. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Arch Oak: 1894

Arch Oak: 1894

1894. "Royal arch oak with Spanish moss, Ormond, Florida." 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

On the Stump: 1939

On the Stump: 1939

August 1939. "Western Washington subsistence farm, whittled out of the stumps." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Backtrack: 1943

Backtrack: 1943

March 1943. "Willard, New Mexico. Santa Fe flagman walks back to signal any oncoming trains during a stop for water between Vaughn and Belen." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Lake Louise: 1897

Lake Louise: 1897

Volusia County, Florida, circa 1897. "Lake Louise, near Seville." Before they moved it to Alberta. 8x10 glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Navajo Riders: 1904

Navajo Riders: 1904

        "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view."

-- Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

1904. "Navajo riders in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona." Gelatin silver print by the ethnologist Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952). 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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