SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
 
 
The Shorpy Archive
 
9000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Support Shorpy

Shorpy is funded by you. Help by purchasing a print or contributing. Learn more.

 
Social Shorpy

   rss

Join our mailing list (enter email):


 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
 
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.

WEB SITE & CONTENTS
© 2019 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Be a Tree: 1910

Be a Tree: 1910

New Zealand circa 1910. "Studio portrait, young woman in Christmas tree fancy dress and hat costume, with little presents and decorations hanging off her, Christchurch." Half-plate glass negative by Adam Maclay. View full size.

 

Stars and Suckers: 1914

Stars and Suckers: 1914

Washington, D.C., circa 1914. "National Museum. Flags -- huge American flag." The tattered flag that flew over Fort McHenry, immortalized by Francis Scott Key in "The Star-Spangled Banner." Guarded by that heroic squid from the rarely sung fifth stanza. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Government Connections: 1959

Government Connections: 1959

January 27, 1959. Washington, D.C. "Women working at the U.S. Capitol switchboard. An average of 50,000 calls are placed through the board daily." Photo by Marion Trikosko for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

 

Gray Saturday: 1951

Gray Saturday: 1951

        As an alternative to Black Friday, we present Gray Saturday. More specifically, the first day of December 62 years ago:

Dec. 1, 1951. "Shopping center, Great Neck, Long Island, New York. Wanamaker's." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

A Place at the Table: 1942

A Place at the Table: 1942

July 1942. "East Montpelier, Vermont. The Charles Ormsbee family and his widowed mother, Mrs. Myrtle Ormsbee, at dinner." Happy Thanksgiving from Shorpy! Photo by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

York Village: 1908

York Village: 1908

Circa 1908. "Street in York Village, York, Maine." Where perambulating is encouraged and moseying is mandatory. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Cover Girl: 1941

Cover Girl: 1941

"Summer 1941. Detroit, Michigan. Girls playing cards and drinking Coca-Cola." The game seems to be winding up in this series of photos by Arthur Siegel, with these two having lost their shirts. Or something like that. View full size.

 

G Street: 1925

G Street: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Merchants Bank Bldg., G Street N.W. -- G.G. Loehler Co." Neighbors include Typothetae of Washington, Huff Duplicating and an Ediphone dealer. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
Jump to Page    100  »  200  »  300  »  400  »  500  »  600    |    Any page
SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2019 Shorpy Inc.
sphere