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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 • SEVILLE SPRING FESTIVAL, 1929

Cars+Trucks

T.L.V. Coal: 1926

T.L.V. Coal: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Four Wheel Drive Auto Co., H Street N.E." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hotel Duval: 1910

Hotel Duval: 1910

Jacksonville, Florida, circa 1910. "Hotel Duval." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Forsyth Street: 1910

Forsyth Street: 1910

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

 

Uncle Lars and his Model A

Uncle Lars and his Model A

Not my Uncle Lars mind you but someone's. Note his hat on the roof of the car. The car has Washington State plates. The 3x4 black and white print is from a lot of Photos found at auction. View full size.

Schwinn Sting Ray: May, 1965

Schwinn Sting Ray: May, 1965

This isn't a picture of my Bicycle, my house or my cars, but it might just as well be. I remember my childhood in 65 looking a great deal like this. This 3x4 black and white print is from a lot of photos found at auction. View full size.

Young Man with Buick: 1931

Young Man with Buick: 1931

1931, somewhere in California. Someone was proud of their new Buick. This is from a 3x4 black and white print found in a lot of photos bought at auction. View full size.

The Skeptic: 1915

The Skeptic: 1915

March 28, 1915. Washington, D.C. "Argo station wagon at Square Deal Auto Exchange." Who'll be the first to Street View this location? View full size.

 

Desert Trip

Desert Trip

A trip back to the early, early days. My folks and I took a trip to one of my Dad's co-worker's cabin way out in the Mojave desert. Here we are, with our 1956 Plymouth Belvedere. We kept the car well into the 1960s, and I remember it had the infamous push button transmission selector.

The man who took the picture, and who owned the cabin, was Mischa Pelz, who was a fairly prominent photographer in Southern California back in those days. 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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