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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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The Rolling Dead: 1921

The Rolling Dead: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Dorris 6-80 touring sedan at Spreckels Mansion." Latest entry in the Shorpy Compendium of Cretaceous Conveyances; by 1924 the Dorris would be extinct. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Milady's Marmon: 1919

Milady's Marmon: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Marmon Limousine on Stockton Street at Union Square between Geary & Post." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Cinco de Mayo: 1925

Cinco de Mayo: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Semmes Motor Co. -- Hellmann's truck." Back when mayonnaise delivery was a thing. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Buggy Buffet: 1919

Buggy Buffet: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Grant Six touring car at Alta Plaza Park." Manifesting a variety of conveyances for young and old, in this latest psalm from the Shorpy Bible of Bygone Buggies. (Footnote: running-board doormat.) View full size.

 

Dope House: 1915

Dope House: 1915

Washington, D.C., 1915. "Dr. Thomas J. Kemp residence, 15th Street and Massachusetts Avenue N.W." The doctor had been in the news by virtue of his acquittal on charges of violating the District's pharmacy laws after he prescribed and sold morphine to an alleged drug addict. View full size.

 

King Midget: 1956

King Midget: 1956

Chicagoland circa 1956. "Peanut man at Havva Hosiery Mills." Piloting (pedaling?) a one-cylinder King Midget. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Tee Party: 1919

Tee Party: 1919

1919. "Paige touring car at San Francisco Golf Club." Our second look at the "driving" range. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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