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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 • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Boats & Bridges

Shasta Dam: 1942

Shasta Dam: 1942

June 1942. "Shasta Dam under construction. Shasta County, California." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Trees' Knees: 1897

The Trees' Knees: 1897

"A cypress swamp," somewhere in Mississippi circa 1897. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Milwaukee of Buffalo: 1910

Milwaukee of Buffalo: 1910

Buffalo, New York, circa 1910. "Washburn-Crosby Co. flour mills." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lake Chautauqua: 1899

Lake Chautauqua: 1899

Chautauqua County, New York, circa 1899. "Steamer landing, Lake Chautauqua." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bustling Boonton: 1900

Bustling Boonton: 1900

Circa 1901. "Railroad tracks and trestle at Boonton, New Jersey." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Foreign Fruits: 1905

Foreign Fruits: 1905

Circa 1905. "The Basin -- Baltimore, Maryland." Panorama made from three 8x10 inch glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Great White: 1900

Great  White: 1900

Boston circa 1900. "Battleship U.S.S. Kearsarge from astern." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 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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