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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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Holiday Inn: 1960

Holiday Inn: 1960

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1960. "Holiday Inn." In the Garden Spot of the South. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Bugging Out: 1957

Bugging Out: 1957

From Columbus, Georgia, circa 1957 comes this uncaptioned shot of two guys about to go somewhere. Cola? Check. Bedroll? Ditto. Daddy's Roadmaster? All gassed up. 4x5 negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

Thoroughly Modern: 1919

Thoroughly Modern: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Velie Six touring car at Phelan mansion, Washington Street." Latest entry in the Shorpy Baedeker of Brobdingnagian Barouches. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

The Shoreham: 1932

The Shoreham: 1932

Washington, D.C., circa 1932. "Shoreham Hotel from across Calvert Street." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Chew Sing: 1915

Chew Sing: 1915

The Bay Area circa 1915. "Chew Sing produce truck." The Fresh Fruit Ford. 8x6 inch glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Company. View full size.

 

Garage Fire: 1925

Garage Fire: 1925

October 1925. Washington, D.C. "Fire at Drive It Yourself Co. garage." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Philly Buick: 1943

Philly Buick: 1943

June 1943. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miss Natalie O'Donald, attendant at the Atlantic Refining Company garages." A Gibson Girl in coveralls. Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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