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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

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The Last Roundup: 1938

The Last Roundup: 1938

November 1938. "Entrance to Union Stockyards. Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format negative by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Omaha Suds: 1938

Omaha Suds: 1938

November 1938. "Saloon near entrance to Union Stockyards. South Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

High Society: 1906

High Society: 1906

Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1906. "Watching the boat races. Whitehall [Henry Flagler mansion] in background." 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Coke on the Water: 1942

Coke on the Water: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. (vicinity). "Canoes and rowboats tied up at small refreshment barge on the west bank of the Potomac." Medium format negative by John Ferrell for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Growth Spurt: 1912

Growth Spurt: 1912

Along the Monongahela circa 1912. "A group of skyscrapers, Pittsburgh." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Seven Bridges: 1912

Seven Bridges: 1912

Pittsburgh circa 1912. "Coal barges at 'The Point' -- Confluence of Allegheny and Monongahela at start of Ohio River." A bounty of seven spans for you bridge identifiers out there. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Fast Fraight: 1906

Fast Fraight: 1906

Ecorse, Michigan, circa 1906. "Great Lakes Engineering Works." Our title comes from the idiosyncratically graffitoed flatcar. Panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. 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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