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  • Newspaper Row: 1905

    The Gallery

    Fine-art prints by Juniper Gallery on a variety of archival art papers.

    13120 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:41pm

  • Next Exit: 1939

    Bizarre

    Bizarre, weird, rare historical photos. Because that's what the Internet wants.

    88 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/07/2019 - 5:47pm

  • The Hudson Brothers: 1949

    Featured Contributors

    Shorpy contributor galleries.

    402 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:16pm

  • The Hudson Brothers: 1949

    Member Gallery

    Photos uploaded by visitors to Shorpy.com. To see your photos here, register for a user account and become a member! It may take a day or two for your photos to appear. If you're already a registered user, make sure you're logged in and then click here to upload. To see member submissions in blog form, click here.

    5896 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:16pm

  • Newspaper Row: 1905

    Places

    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.

    7678 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:41pm

  • Doris Day: 1922-2019

    Kodachromes

    Color transparencies including Kodachrome, Ektachrome and Anscochrome. Many large-format (mostly 4x5) Kodachrome transparencies shot for the Office of War Information. The images you see here have been adjusted by the Webmaster for color and contrast.

    482 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:15pm

  • Newspaper Row: 1905

    Photographers

    12831 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:41pm

  • Rolling in Dough: 1940

    Agriculture

    239 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:20pm

  • Sandwich Shop: 1940

    Animals

    800 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 05/18/2019 - 1:49pm

  • The Young Moderns: 1955

    Art & Design

    42 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 09/19/2011 - 11:26pm

  • Hello Up There: 1929

    Astronomy

    3 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:51am

  • First Across: 1919

    Aviation

    271 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/10/2019 - 2:19pm

  • Before and After

    Before & After

    2 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 10:15pm

  • Big Bruvver: 1941

    Bicycles

    197 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/20/2019 - 8:09pm

  • Laddies Who Launch: 1913

    Boats & Bridges

    Hundreds of black-and-white photos of battleships, dreadnoughts, riverboats, paddle wheelers, cruise ships, ocean liners and Great Lakes freighters and ore carriers. Photos of suspension and truss bridges including the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge and 59th Street Bridge.

    817 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 05/09/2019 - 1:32pm

  • Instant Message: 1923

    Boy Scouts

    45 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 05/07/2017 - 10:27am

  • A Tent Called Mabel: 1909

    Camping

    82 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 04/04/2019 - 2:33pm

  • Meet Muttzie: 1942

    Cars+Trucks

    Historical color and black-and-white photos of cars and trucks from the early 20th century: Model T Ford, Packard, Cadillac, Franklin, Renault, Oldsmobile and other marques from the brass era of automobiles; tailfinned road locomotives from the 1950s and beyond.

    2137 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:28pm

  • Potomac Passage: 1861

    Civil War

    Black-and-white historical photos from the American Civil War. Wet plate collodion glass plate negatives exposed by Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, Timothy O'Sullivan and other noted Civil War photographers. There are hundreds of photos in this gallery.

    313 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 03/23/2019 - 10:09am

  • Start Your Engines (Colorized): 1903

    Colorized Photos

    Vintage colorized photos from Shorpy contributors.

    1016 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:01am

  • Prince Albert: 1964

    Cornett Family

    Willie and Vivian Cornett of Leatherwood, Kentucky, their 12 children and grandchildren as documented by William Gedney in 1964 and 1972. Photographs from Duke University's William Gale Gedney (1932-1989) Photographs and Writings Collection.

    18 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 07/20/2012 - 9:05pm

  • Cimarron or Bust: 1939

    Curiosities

    109 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/21/2018 - 1:32pm

  • The Peanut Gallery: 1939

    Dust Bowl

    31 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:48am

  • Meet Muttzie: 1942

    Education

    217 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:28pm

  • That Edwards Boy: 1921

    Edwards Boy

    Who was he, and what became of him? The answer is ... Out There. Maybe.

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/04/2012 - 2:54am

  • Bear With Me: 1956

    Elvis 1956

    Photos of a 21-year-old Elvis Presley in 1956.

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 10/21/2018 - 11:06am

  • Postage Pokers: 1938

    Factories

    287 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:29am

  • Cheek to Cheek: 1940

    Farked

    70 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 07/27/2018 - 11:12am

  • Film Roll

    0 photos in this gallery

  • Going, Going, Gong: 1943

    Fires, Floods etc.

    108 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:41pm

  • Snow Delay: 1905

    Flatiron Building

    Black-and-white historical photos of the Flatiron Building, a.k.a the Fuller Building, at Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Manhattan.

    21 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:26am

  • Backyard Picnic: 1960

    Found Photos

    Slides, mostly Kodachromes, snagged on eBay. Plus the odd Ektachrome, Anscochrome or black-and-white snapshot.

    227 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:27am

  • Amethyst Twilight

    Free iPhone Wallpaper

    Download free iPhone Wallpaper. These historic images are cropped to fit perfectly on your iPhone.

    31 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 09/11/2008 - 9:20am

  • True West: 1888

    Frontier Life

    32 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:59pm

  • Sandwich Shop: 1940

    Gas Stations

    Filling stations and garages from the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

    215 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 05/18/2019 - 1:49pm

  • Capitalist Tools: 1901

    Glazier Stove Works

    Photos from 1901 documenting the Glazier Stove factory in Chelsea, Michigan.

    16 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 03/05/2017 - 9:02pm

  • Bad Haircut Day: 1941

    Handsome Rakes

    48 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:19pm

  • Washington Flyer: 1921

    Herb & Joe

    Herbert Bell and Joe Garso, one-legged bicycle riders.

    4 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 08/13/2013 - 4:09pm

  • Fish Fry: 1940

    Holidays

    401 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:06pm

  • Ready Player One: 1940

    Industry & Public Works

    67 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 04/06/2019 - 9:18pm

  • Noel, Iola: 1944

    Iola S.

    Miss Iola Swinnerton, First Lady of Shorpy. Current occupation: Angel.

    12 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:20pm

  • Big Bruvver: 1941

    Kids

    An assortment of teens, tots, juveniles, youngsters, girls, boys and babes.

    1862 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/20/2019 - 8:09pm

  • Multipurpose Room: 1940

    Kitchens etc.

    289 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:32pm

  • Syne of Ye Krazy Kat: 1921

    Krazy Kat Club

    5 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 08/05/2012 - 4:48pm

  • Après-Skid: 1940

    Landscapes

    98 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/07/2019 - 3:10pm

  • The Great Escapist: 1900

    Magic & Spiritualism

    7 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 01/21/2019 - 3:10pm

  • Pills & Potions: 1942

    Medicine

    180 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 5:55pm

  • True West: 1888

    Mining

    193 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:59pm

  • X-Ray: 1914

    Motorcycles

    Photos of motorbikes like the Harley-Davidson and Indian as well as motorized bicycles.

    53 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:41am

  • Doris Day: 1922-2019

    Movies

    221 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:15pm

  • Choices: 1939

    On the Road

    58 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 1:51pm

  • Painfully Obvious Photoshoppery

    0 photos in this gallery

  • O Say Can You See: 1908

    Patriotic

    65 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 03/08/2019 - 4:47pm

  • Thompson Branch: 1920

    PDS

    People's Drug Stores, a once-ubiquitous retail chain in the Washington, D.C., area that was something like the Starbucks of patent remedies, cigars and "rubber goods." Interiors including soda fountains and exteriors including window displays.

    37 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 08/29/2016 - 12:10pm

  • Disc Digger: 1956

    Performing Arts

    272 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 3:57pm

  • Echo Cliffs

    Photochrom

    Chromolithographs, generally postcards, made by the Detroit Publishing Co. using the Photochrom process.

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:26pm

  • Fancy Drainpipe: 1937

    Piscatorial Downspouts

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 08/30/2012 - 11:05am

  • Votes for Women: 1913

    Politics

    78 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:55am

  • Ruby Ross Wood: 1948

    Portraits

    374 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 04/06/2019 - 2:25pm

  • The Commercial Vampire: 1898

    Posters

    Artwork for the Works Progress Administration, as well as fruit crate labels and other graphical goodness. These and many more examples can be found here.

    31 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 11/01/2013 - 9:33am

  • Pageant of Pulchritude: 1927

    Pretty Girls

    313 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 05/19/2019 - 5:17pm

  • Household Saints: 1941

    Public Figures

    80 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 03/06/2019 - 4:03pm

  • Badland: 1939

    Railroads

    Black-and-white and color historical photos of American railroads, locomotives, trains, depots and stations from the late 19th century and early to mid 20th century. Photos of steam locomotives and diesel engines. Elevated railways in New York and Chicago. There are hundreds of photos in this gallery.

    1104 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 05/05/2019 - 12:05pm

  • Good for Life: 1942

    Relocation Camps

    World War 2 Japanese-American relocation camps.

    20 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 1:21pm

  • Alice's Restaurant: 1939

    Restaurants

    Eateries, bars and pop stands.

    289 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 04/21/2019 - 2:40pm

  • YouTubers: 1940

    Rural America

    298 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 2:01am

  • Spanish Gallons: 1907

    S-A War

    Spanish-American War photos

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/02/2014 - 2:34pm

  • Howdy Duty: 1953

    Scary Clowns

    Clowns that are scary. Which of course would be all clowns.

    10 photos in this gallery

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

  • Sliding Home: 1955

    Signal 30

    Newspaper photos of 1950s car wrecks, generally around Oakland, California. 4x5 inch Kodak negatives.

    45 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:19pm

  • County Castle: 1940

    Small Towns

    291 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:07am

  • The Smart Set: 1940

    Sports

    720 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:11am

  • Sandwich Shop: 1940

    Stores & Markets

    1058 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 05/18/2019 - 1:49pm

  • Big Town: 1905

    Streetcars

    Black-and-white historical photos of streetcars, trolleys and interurban railways from the early 20th century. Electric street railways and traction lines.

    568 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/22/2019 - 2:44pm

  • Pageant of Pulchritude: 1927

    Swimming

    392 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 05/19/2019 - 5:17pm

  • Compliments Pecos City Bakery: 1940

    Texas Mountain Trail

    5 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 07/03/2009 - 12:18pm

  • Cover Girl: 1941

    The Card Game

    A curious set of photos from the Office of War Information archive, taken by Arthur Siegel in Detroit in the summer of 1941.

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 9:07pm

  • A Tight Spot: 1939

    The Depression

    206 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 10/24/2018 - 7:40pm

  • A Dickey Christmas: 1923

    The Dickeys

    Washington, D.C., lawyer Raymond Dickey and family, and Christmas tree.

    10 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 12/22/2017 - 7:18am

  • Office Xmas Party: 1925

    The Office

    171 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 12/14/2018 - 8:44am

  • Toadlike Autocrats

    0 photos in this gallery

  • Vacation Wagon: 1964

    Travel & Vacation

    125 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:29pm

  • Televisionary: 1923

    TV

    Photos relating to television sets and television shows.

    114 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/03/2019 - 1:47am

  • James Dawson: 1902

    Tyne & Wear

    Photographs from the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums in England, including mug shots from the North Shields police department.

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 01/17/2012 - 11:41am

  • Northward Ho (Colorized): 1905

    Very Old Ads

    13 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 02/06/2011 - 7:06pm

  • Cat Wedding: 1914

    Weddings

    33 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 05/19/2018 - 1:54pm

  • Battle Stations: 1942

    WW2

    World War 2 photos documenting life on the home front, including defense plants manufacturing aircraft and armaments, and the railroads and trains that moved them to the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Many large-format Kodachromes by Jack Delano and other photographers on assignment for the Office of War Information, as well as photos by Ansel Adams documenting Japanese-American internment camps along the West Coast.

    592 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 1:29pm

  • Prisoners of War: 1918

    WWI

    174 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:30am

  • Balloon Jockeys: 1942

    Zeppelins & Blimps

    38 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 10/29/2016 - 12:16am

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