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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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Lincoln at the Capitol: 1924

Lincoln at the Capitol: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Ford Motor Co. -- Lincoln at Capitol." The Great Transportator. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Shelton Square: 1908

Shelton Square: 1908

Buffalo, New York, circa 1908. "Shelton Square -- St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Prudential Building, Erie County Savings Bank." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Rubberneck Auto: 1911

Rubberneck Auto: 1911

New York circa 1911. "Grant's Tomb. Rubber-neck auto on Riverside Drive." To your left, General Grant. To your right, the Inter-Net. View full size.

 

The Farm: 1905

The Farm: 1905

Toledo, Ohio, ca. 1905. "The Farm." Which may be reached by streetcar, horse or one of the newer self-propelled conveyances. Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Bustling Detroit: 1915

Bustling Detroit: 1915

Detroit circa 1915. "Woodward Avenue and Campus Martius." Among the Motown landmarks in this panorama of two 8x10 glass negatives are the Hotel Pontchartrain, Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument, Ford Building, Detroit City Hall and Dime Savings Bank. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Monster Truck: 1917

Monster Truck: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Harry Haas -- Jacobs truck." Prehistoric "transportation," complete with irony quotes. National Photo. View full size.

 

Western Mattress: 1939

Western Mattress: 1939

November 1939. "Trucks loaded with mattresses at San Angelo, Texas. These mattress factories use much local cotton." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. 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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