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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

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Elko Tango: 1940

Elko Tango: 1940

March 1940. "Stores on main street. Elko, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Intermountain Express: 1940

Intermountain Express: 1940

March 1940. "Trailer truck at gas station. Elko, Nevada." Our second helping of P.I.E. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Swamp Dwellers: 1939

Swamp Dwellers: 1939

July 1939. Washington, D.C. "Pennsylvania Avenue at 14th Street N.W." Photo by David Moffat Myers for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

P.I.E.: 1940

P.I.E.: 1940

March 1940. "Rear of interstate truck. Elko, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

More Apple Candy: 1940

More Apple Candy: 1940

        An alternate view of the Apple Candy Texaco last seen here, along with a double exposure of what would have been the right edge of that photo if not for a film-loading glitch.

February 1940. "Gas station along Highway U.S. 50. Winchester, Virginia." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

Apple Candy: 1940

Apple Candy: 1940

February 1940. "Gas station along Highway U.S. 50. Winchester, Virginia." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

Fountain of Youth: 1939

Fountain of Youth: 1939

September 1939. "Public drinking fountain in Grundy Center, Iowa." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Levee Was Dry: 1942

The Levee Was Dry: 1942

January 1942. "Memphis, Tennessee. Mississippi River levee." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein, 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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