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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 • PUMP THE BRAKE, 1956

Cars+Trucks

Double Truck: 1941

Double Truck: 1941

October 1941. "Car transport filling up with gas at Little Falls, New York." Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Franklins at the Flood: 1928

Franklins at the Flood: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Col. M. Franklin with Franklin Airman at Flood Mansion (Pacific Union Club), Nob Hill." Even not counting the lion perched on the fake radiator, we have a small crowd here. Photo by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Double Standard: 1921

Double Standard: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Standard Eight sedan." Times two in this inadvertent double exposure. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Bus Center: 1942

Bus Center: 1942

January 1942. "Fort Worth, Texas. View of Main Street." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Southwark Plumbing: 1949

Southwark Plumbing: 1949

"Southwark Plumbing & Heating Supply, Philadelphia, 1949." 4x5 acetate negative from the archives of Signal Corps photographer Lt. Joseph Zinni. View full size.

 

Dallas After Dark: 1942

Dallas After Dark: 1942

January 1942. "Night view, downtown section. Dallas, Texas." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

South Fifth: 1938

South Fifth: 1938

Spring 1938. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cars on South Fifth Street." Medium format nitrate negative by Paul Vanderbilt. 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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