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

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
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
© 2016 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Cars+Trucks

Coal Weather: 1912

Coal Weather: 1912

Circa 1912. "Coke delivery wagon and workers, Detroit City Gas Company." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Arcade Garage: 1920

Arcade Garage: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Arcade Garage, Irving Street." Under the mold and fingerprints, some interesting details. National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Jacksonville: 1910

Jacksonville: 1910

Jacksonville, Florida, circa 1910. "Main Street north from Bay." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Kar Nation: 1914

Kar Nation: 1914

Washington, D.C., circa 1914. "Kar Nation." One of four photos of this odd-looking auto taken from various angles. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

High Roller: 1912

High Roller: 1912

Washington, D.C., 1912. "Borah, William E., Mrs., wife of Senator from Idaho." In a spiffy electric phaeton, sitting. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Baby Bears: 1922

Baby Bears: 1922

Washington, D.C., January 1922. "517-19 Thirteenth Street." Another of those National Photo portal-to-the-past streetscapes that must have seemed very prosaic at the time they were taken. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Vanderbilt Hotel: 1913

Vanderbilt Hotel: 1913

New York circa 1913. "Vanderbilt Hotel, Park Avenue at 34th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. 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 | © 2016 Shorpy Inc.