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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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Flying Wing: 1948

Flying Wing: 1948

1948. "Aerial view of U.S. Air Force's 100-ton Northrop Flying Wing YB-49 jet bomber in flight. Northrop Aircraft Inc., Hawthorne, California." View full size.

 

Cafe Jetson: 1959

Cafe Jetson: 1959

        "The Planning Center -- this is the heart and the brain of the RCA-Whirlpool Miracle Kitchen. For example, there's a button that turns on a built-in color television set that brings entertainment into your Miracle Kitchen of the future. Other buttons select recipes, request an inventory of food stock, select food from storage, or complete the automatic meal from the Magic Meal Maker."

March 1959. "Home economist Anne Anderson demonstrating appliances and features of RCA-Whirlpool 'Miracle Kitchen of the Future,' a display at the American National Exhibition in Moscow." Kodachrome by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article "What the Russians Will See." View full size.

 

Future Fridge: 1959

Future Fridge: 1959

1959. "Anne Anderson in RCA-Whirlpool 'Miracle Kitchen of the Future,' a display at the American National Exhibition in Moscow." Photo by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article "What the Russians Will See." View full size.

 

Santa Fe Time: 1939

Santa Fe Time: 1939

April 1939. "Office of train dispatcher and Western Union. San Augustine, Texas." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Bi-George: 1925

Bi-George: 1925

September 1, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Judge Geo. H. MacDonald & Geo. G. Adams." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Badlands: 1937

Badlands: 1937

September 1937. "Old threshing machine on Herman Gerling's farm near Wheelock, North Dakota. There have been no crops for eight years." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Enormous Radio: 1942

The Enormous Radio: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "Broadcast tower at Howard University during commencement exercises." With apologies to John Cheever. 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Edifice Drex: 1900

Edifice Drex: 1900

Circa 1900. "Drexel Institute, Philadelphia." Attended by an assortment of superannuated streetlights. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. 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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