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  • The Big Dig: 1941

    The Gallery

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

    13631 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 04/01/2020 - 5:42pm

  • Dude on the Tracks: 1926

    Bizarre

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

    99 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 03/25/2020 - 3:52pm

  • The Walk of Fame: 1965

    Featured Contributors

    Shorpy contributor galleries.

    405 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 12/15/2019 - 5:03pm

  • Car Crash

    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.

    5969 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 1:55pm

  • Milk Tot: 1941

    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.

    7860 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 03/30/2020 - 7:43pm

  • Mighty Mouse: 1954

    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.

    510 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 03/16/2020 - 2:15pm

  • The Big Dig: 1941

    Photographers

    13358 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 04/01/2020 - 5:42pm

  • A Light Lunch: 1941

    Agriculture

    289 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:41pm

  • Home Office: 1941

    Animals

    829 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 03/21/2020 - 2:08pm

  • 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

  • Test Pilot: 1958

    Aviation

    278 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 01/09/2020 - 5:42pm

  • Before and After

    Before & After

    2 photos in this gallery

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

  • Ice Cycle: 1941

    Bicycles

    201 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 01/14/2020 - 3:15pm

  • The Ore Docks: 1941

    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.

    841 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 03/11/2020 - 2:07am

  • A Scouting Outing: 1941

    Boy Scouts

    46 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/03/2019 - 9:13am

  • Skillet Worker: 1940

    Camping

    87 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 07/25/2019 - 5:47pm

  • Shelter: 1956

    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.

    2210 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 03/27/2020 - 5:33pm

  • Poet in the Park: 1906

    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.

    316 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 10/30/2019 - 12:13pm

  • Planter (Colorized): 1865

    Colorized Photos

    Vintage colorized photos from Shorpy contributors.

    1070 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 03/19/2020 - 10:53am

  • 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

  • Alternate Root: 1920

    Curiosities

    110 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 02/09/2020 - 4:20pm

  • The Peanut Gallery: 1939

    Dust Bowl

    31 photos in this gallery

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

  • A Learning Experience: 1957

    Education

    229 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 03/15/2020 - 3:13pm

  • 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

  • The Dairy Maids: 1941

    Factories

    307 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 03/21/2020 - 3:03pm

  • 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

  • Fully Involved: 1939

    Fires, Floods etc.

    109 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 05/30/2019 - 9:49am

  • 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

  • Christmas P.J.'s: 1951

    Found Photos

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

    230 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/25/2019 - 4:03pm

  • 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

  • Hotel Rainbow: 1941

    Frontier Life

    43 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:55am

  • Bridgeport: 1941

    Gas Stations

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

    238 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 02/27/2020 - 4:24pm

  • 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

  • Hovel-Ready: 1937

    Great Depression

    The economic crisis, beginning with the stock market crash of October 1929 and lasting until 1939, that saw millions of Americans plunged into poverty and destitution.

    210 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 02/17/2020 - 9:07pm

  • Cheeseballs: 1941

    Handsome Rakes

    51 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 02/29/2020 - 5:47pm

  • 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

  • Night Coach: 1941

    Holidays

    406 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 11:24am

  • Rust Belt Riviera: 1941

    Industry & Public Works

    71 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 11/06/2019 - 1:36pm

  • 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

  • A Light Lunch: 1941

    Kids

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

    1950 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:41pm

  • Here's the Beef: 1941

    Kitchens etc.

    309 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 03/30/2020 - 3:39pm

  • Syne of Ye Krazy Kat: 1921

    Krazy Kat Club

    5 photos in this gallery

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

  • Western Exposure: 1938

    Landscapes

    110 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 02/18/2020 - 1:18pm

  • The Great Escapist: 1900

    Magic & Spiritualism

    7 photos in this gallery

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

  • I.C.U.: 1942

    Medicine

    186 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 03/20/2020 - 7:30pm

  • The Big Dig: 1941

    Mining

    216 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 04/01/2020 - 5:42pm

  • 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

  • Jack Benny: 1941

    Movies

    229 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 03/07/2020 - 7:21pm

  • Kop-kop-ki-hi: 1900

    Native Americans

    American Indians -- actual, pretend, and cultural derivatives.

    28 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 03/15/2020 - 12:17am

  • Western Exposure: 1938

    On the Road

    61 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 02/18/2020 - 1:18pm

  • Painfully Obvious Photoshoppery

    0 photos in this gallery

  • Souvenirs: 1941

    Patriotic

    69 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:24pm

  • 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

  • Snuggly Betty: 1963

    Performing Arts

    277 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 3:10pm

  • 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

  • Movers & Shakers: 1922

    Politics

    79 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:56am

  • Kop-kop-ki-hi: 1900

    Portraits

    395 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 03/15/2020 - 12:17am

  • 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

  • Joan of Gym: 1956

    Pretty Girls

    329 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 03/13/2020 - 8:55pm

  • Household Saints: 1941

    Public Figures

    81 photos in this gallery

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

  • The Big Dig: 1941

    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.

    1158 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 04/01/2020 - 5:42pm

  • 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

  • Toasted: 1941

    Restaurants & Bars

    Eateries, bars and pop stands.

    305 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:12pm

  • The Laundry Shed: 1941

    Rural America

    339 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 03/02/2020 - 8:47pm

  • 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

  • Toasted: 1941

    Small Towns

    350 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:12pm

  • Man of Letter: 1904

    Sports

    729 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 01/23/2020 - 9:31am

  • Patterns: 1959

    Stores & Markets

    1100 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 6:58pm

  • Going Viral: 1918

    Streetcars

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

    575 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:22pm

  • White Sands: 1941

    Swimming

    398 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 09/23/2019 - 2:18pm

  • 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 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

  • Liberty Bonds: 1918

    The Office

    175 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 1:14pm

  • Toadlike Autocrats

    0 photos in this gallery

  • Night Coach: 1941

    Travel & Vacation

    128 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 11:24am

  • Snuggly Betty: 1963

    TV

    Photos relating to television sets and television shows.

    117 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 3:10pm

  • 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

  • Newport News: 1941

    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.

    606 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 01/07/2020 - 3:53pm

  • Liberty Bonds: 1918

    WWI

    175 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 1:14pm

  • Balloon Jockeys: 1942

    Zeppelins & Blimps

    38 photos in this gallery

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

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