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About the Photos

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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Found Photos

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

  • Backyard Picnic: 1960

    Kermy Kodachromes

    Kodachrome slides taken mostly in Maryland, featuring Kermy and his sister Janet.

    21 photos in this gallery

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

  • Vacation Wagon: 1964

    Kodachromes 1

    Slides found on eBay and in thrift shops.

    11 photos in this gallery

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

  • Flowerhead: 1952

    Kodachromes 2

    Another bunch of slides from eBay and thrift stores.

    5 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 02/23/2008 - 10:17am

  • Nuclear Family: 1956

    Kodachromes 3

    Still more eBay and thrift-shop finds.

    10 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 06/23/2009 - 5:04pm

  • Hello Holly: 1952

    Linda Kodachromes

    35mm Kodachromes taken from around 1946 to 1957 featuring a girl named Linda. Purchased on eBay in January 2013.

    36 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 06/09/2018 - 5:11pm

  • Sunday Funnies: 1947

    Michigan Kodachromes

    35mm slides found on eBay, June 2012. Most of them seem to have been taken around 1950 in Pinconning, Michigan.

    21 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 03/19/2018 - 7:20pm

  • Merry Christmas: 1951

    Minnesota Kodachromes

    Kodachrome slides taken in 1951-52 by a family in Minnesota.

    52 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/25/2017 - 10:32am

  • Playing Along: 1958

    Pa. Kodachromes

    13 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 12/22/2013 - 1:36pm

  • Next Slide Please: 1956

    SoCal 1956 Kodachromes

    A dozen 35mm Kodachromes circa 1956 from Southern California. Found on eBay and scanned by your webmaster in June 2012.

    7 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 06/22/2012 - 5:47pm

  • Downhill Racer: 1952

    Stephen Kodachromes

    Selections from a batch of 35mm red-border Kodachrome slides purchased on eBay, featuring a boy named Stephen.

    3 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:51am

  • Bunny Huggers: 1950

    Wisc. Kodachromes

    1950s Kodachrome slides from a family in Wisconsin.

    2 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 03/31/2018 - 4:41pm

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | 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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