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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT, WWII

Cities

Black-and-white historical streetscape and skyline photographs of major American cities from the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s. New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and more.

  • New York Central: 1905

    Albany

    Street scenes and cityscapes in the state capital of Albany, New York.

    8 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/09/2017 - 8:12pm

  • Neighborhood Wash: 1938

    Ambridge

    The factory town of Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

    7 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 06/11/2013 - 6:52pm

  • Asbury Park Boardwalk: 1905

    Asbury Park

    The seaside resort of Asbury Park, New Jersey.

    12 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 11/27/2012 - 8:19am

  • Southern Terminal: 1941

    Atlanta

    Atlanta, Georgia, street scenes and cityscapes.

    20 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 04/17/2016 - 8:19pm

  • Pier Pressure: 1904

    Atlantic City

    Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Jersey Shore.

    122 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:08am

  • Gloria Victis: 1903

    Baltimore

    The Charm City from the turn of the century to the 1940s, with landmarks including Johns Hopkins University, Lexington Market and Light Street. Photos from the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904.

    70 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 03/26/2017 - 2:24pm

  • Title Building: 1906

    Birmingham

    Birmingham, Alabama, street scenes and cityscapes.

    26 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:08pm

  • Mainstream Media: 1899

    Boston

    Boston, Massachusetts, street scenes and cityscapes.

    124 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:02pm

  • American Gothic: 1940

    Brockton

    Brockton, Massachusetts, street scenes and cityscapes.

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:02pm

  • Big Annimated Show: 1911

    Buffalo

    Buffalo, New York, street scenes, waterways and cityscapes.

    43 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:36pm

  • A Church in Charleston: 1900

    Charleston

    Charleston, South Carolina, street scenes and cityscapes.

    54 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:13pm

  • New York Life: 1900

    Chicago

    Windy City landmarks including Michigan Avenue, Marshall Field's department store, the Chicago River, Grant Park, State Street, Van Buren Station and the Proviso Yard.

    252 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 07/02/2017 - 2:28pm

  • Risky Business: 1915

    Cincinnati Photos

    Cincinnati photos and historic images from the turn of the century. Landmarks include Eden Park, the Price Hill Incline, Central Union Station, Mount Adams and the Ohio River. Cincinnati photos can be purchase as fine-art prints.

    75 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 07/09/2017 - 3:25pm

  • Arcade Pants Parlors: 1900

    Cleveland

    Cleveland photos and historic images from the turn of the century. Landmarks include Public Square, League Park, the Colonial Arcade, Gordon Park and Lake Erie. Cleveland photos can be purchase as fine-art prints.

    70 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 02/03/2017 - 9:28am

  • Problem Solved: 1952

    Columbus, Ga.

    63 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:07pm

  • Pressing the Flesh: 1940

    Coney Island

    Historic Luna Park photos and Coney Island photos. This gallery includes photos of many famous Coney Island and Luna Park attractions. Coney Island photos can be purchased as fine-art prints.

    68 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 9:11pm

  • Matzo Bowl: 1926

    D.C.

    Hundreds of Washington, D.C., photos showing the Capitol, White House, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institution, Union Station, Patent Office, National Mall, Bolling Field, Lincoln Memorial, Old Post Office and other landmarks in the nation's capital, from the Civil War to World War 2.

    2829 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:12am

  • And Step on It: 1910

    Detroit Photos

    Landmarks including the Wayne County Building, Detroit City Hall, Hotel Pontchartrain, Ford Building, Dime Bank, Detroit Post Office, Woodward Avenue, the Campus Martius and Cadillac Square. Telling the story of the city from the turn of the century to the 1940s, these Detroit photos can be purchased as fine-art prints.

    304 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:33pm

  • The Spalding: 1908

    Duluth

    Duluth, Minnesota, street scenes and cityscapes.

    18 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 08/06/2015 - 12:12pm

  • Duck Farm: 1900

    Grosse Ile

    Grosse Ile, Michigan. Summer playground of the Detroit aristocracy.

    8 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 01/03/2015 - 3:20pm

  • The Cane Train: 1904

    Havana

    Photos taken in and around Havana, Cuba.

    7 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:41am

  • The Eastman Hotel: 1901

    Hot Springs

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    11 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/16/2017 - 1:25pm

  • Tough Tomatoes: 1908

    Indianapolis

    Indianapolis, Indiana, street scenes and cityscapes.

    30 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:45pm

  • Florida Ice: 1943

    Jacksonville

    Jacksonville, Florida, street scenes and cityscapes.

    24 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 11/24/2016 - 1:54pm

  • Grand Avenue: 1908

    Kansas City MO

    Kansas City, Missouri, street scenes and cityscapes.

    12 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:55pm

  • Adults Only: 1941

    Knoxville

    Knoxville, Tennessee, street scenes and cityscapes.

    15 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 05/27/2017 - 4:04pm

  • New Capital: 1910

    Little Rock

    Little Rock, Arkansas, street scenes and cityscapes. Little Rock City Hall and the Pulaski County Courthouse.

    14 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:08am

  • Trailer Village: 1947

    Los Angeles

    Los Angeles photos and historic images from the turn of the century. Los Angeles photos can be purchase as fine-art prints.

    43 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:22pm

  • Mengel Mahogany: 1906

    Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky, street scenes and cityscapes.

    24 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:13pm

  • Elk Alley: 1906

    Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee, street scenes and cityscapes.

    36 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 04/06/2017 - 8:51pm

  • Palm Gardens: 1912

    Miami

    Landmarks including Biscayne Bay, the Miami River and Henry Flagler's resort hotels.

    33 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 10/26/2015 - 10:24pm

  • House of Signs: 1936

    Milwaukee

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, street scenes and cityscapes.

    19 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:35am

  • Hotel Nicollet: 1905

    Minneapolis

    Minneapolis-St. Paul street scenes and cityscapes.

    32 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:29am

  • Sleeping Rooms: 1939

    Mobile

    Mobile, Alabama, street scenes and cityscapes.

    27 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:27am

  • Exchange Hotel: 1906

    Montgomery

    Montgomery, Alabama, street scenes and cityscapes.

    10 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:46pm

  • Danny the Driller: 1942

    Nashville

    Nashville, Tennessee, street scenes and cityscapes.

    12 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:00am

  • Easy Street: 1900

    New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana, street scenes and cityscapes.

    114 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:54pm

  • Central Y: 1917

    Norfolk

    Norfolk, Virginia, street scenes and cityscapes.

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 08/21/2012 - 5:19pm

  • Crank It: 1924

    NYC

    Landmarks in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and New York Harbor including the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Singer Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, RCA Building ("30 Rock"), Rockefeller Center, Seagram Building, Woolworth Building, Metropolitan Life tower, Flatiron Building, Central Park, Union Square, Brooklyn Bridge, 59th Street Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. Telling the story of the city from before the turn of the century through the 1940s, these New York photos can be purchased as fine-art prints.

    1092 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:46am

  • Tank & Barrel: 1903

    Pensacola

    Pensacola, Florida, street scenes and cityscapes.

    11 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 10/02/2016 - 5:59pm

  • Day Trippers: 1906

    Petoskey

    Petoskey, Michigan, bustling metropolis of the Lower Peninsula.

    10 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:16pm

  • South Broad: 1905

    Philadelphia

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, street scenes and cityscapes.

    95 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:26pm

  • Hound Doc: 1943

    Pittsburgh Photos

    Landmarks include steel mills, the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, Mount Washington, Smithfield Street, Pan Handle Bridge, Point Bridge, Duquesne Incline and Wabash Station.

    71 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:49am

  • New England Terminal: 1957

    Providence

    Providence, Rhode Island, street scenes and cityscapes.

    17 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:24pm

  • Free at Last: 1865

    Richmond

    Richmond, Virginia, street scenes and cityscapes.

    34 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 11/01/2015 - 1:57pm

  • No Heavy Teaming: 1908

    Rochester

    Rochester, New York, street scenes and cityscapes.

    34 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:21pm

  • Free to Visitors: 1906

    Salem

    Salem, Massachusetts. Photos of historic structures including the Salem Witch House and House of Seven Gables.

    15 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 03/24/2015 - 7:59pm

  • Neighborhood Watch: 1920

    San Francisco

    San Francisco, California, street scenes and cityscapes. Aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire.

    424 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:04pm

  • The Windsor: 1905

    Saratoga Springs

    The resort town of Saratoga Springs, New York, nexus of horse racing and mineral water.

    8 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 06/15/2014 - 8:18pm

  • The Plot Thickets: 1904

    Savannah

    Savannah, Georgia, street scenes and cityscapes.

    37 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:38pm

  • The Electric Building: 1901

    Scranton

    The rail hub of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

    7 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 11/29/2014 - 12:56pm

  • North From Olive: 1900

    St. Louis

    St. Louis, Missouri, street scenes and cityscapes.

    36 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:27pm

  • West Genesee: 1900

    Syracuse

    Syracuse, New York, street scenes and cityscapes.

    24 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:46am

  • Penna Painless Dentists: 1909

    Toledo

    Toledo, Ohio, street scenes and cityscapes. Industrial facilities along the Maumee River.

    30 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:10pm

  • Hats and Caps: 1905

    Utica

    Utica, New York, street scenes and cityscapes.

    11 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:02pm

  • Municipal Angels: 1906

    Vicksburg

    Vicksburg, Mississippi, street scenes and cityscapes.

    17 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 04/03/2017 - 1:25pm

  • Whiskeytown: 1900

    Walkerville

    Walkerville, Ontario, street scenes and cityscapes. Grounds and facilities of Hiram Walker & Sons, Distillers.

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:10pm

 
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