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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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Community Pool: 1941

Community Pool: 1941

April 1941. "A game of pool in the general store. Franklin, Heard County, Georgia." The contest last seen here. Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

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Raleigh, plain or cork

The pride of the Regiment.

Long Lived Brands

Stanback, Goodys and Van Camp's all still in business.


I can imagine going back in time right now and walking into that place!

Sanitary Grocer

Although a number of Shorpy photos display a sign proclaiming "sanitary" this or that, the proprietor of this shop would never be so bold.

Electrician Wanted

That rats' nest of wires to the left of the door and the scorch marks above it lead me to believe that they should start looking for someone else to install their wiring.

Is that banjo music coming from the radio?

I'm always amazed at the items people can spot in the background of the Shorpy photos. With collecting/restoring antique TVs and radios being my hobby, it didn't take me long at all to spot the Sears Silvertone model 4567 radio up on the shelf. Radio reference picture credits go to which makes it fairly easy to identify common radios.

It had to be there

My first impulse upon seeing the picture was to look for the Prince Albert in a can. It didn't take long.

I Hear Banjo Music

and I. am. out. of. here.

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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