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]

 

Search Shorpy

SEARCH TIP: Click the tags above a photo to find more of same:
Mandatory field.

Search results -- 30 results per page


Chloro Boat: 1921
Workers on a Chloro boat, which was used for disinfecting large outdoor swimming areas. This photo ... Company collection, 1921. View full size. Chloro Boat: 1921 Man, what happened to these things? We could certainly use some mega chloro boats today. Re: Chloro Boat Replaced by more reliable and less hazardous injection at the filter. ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 09/08/2011 - 6:26pm -

Chloro Boat: 1921

Potomac Rowers: 1921
"Potomac Boat Club Sema [?] Sig," 1921, with the Key Bridge under construction in the ... size. National Photo Company Collection. Potomac Boat Club This is upriver and from the dock of P.B.C. I have been a member of Potomac Boat Club for over twenty years, they have been around since 1869. The address ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 11:58pm -

Potomac Rowers: 1921

Belle Isle Ferry: 1905
... on the edge of the building (partially obscured by the boat), so this dock was likely at the foot of Woodward, an area currently ... gasps of horror and disbelief. Don't shake the boat! I love this picture, there are so many things to look at. But the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/02/2018 - 2:29pm -

Belle Isle Ferry: 1905

U.S.S. Onondaga: 1864
... know what the three objects hanging over the side of the boat are? Appropriate Headgear For once, someone's wearing a boater in a boat. . . . Low in the water. It would not take much to swamp this ship. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 5:20pm -

U.S.S. Onondaga: 1864

American Girl: 1922
... pneumonia at age 37. View full size. In the same boat They're all beautiful -- back in a time where it was healthy for women ... the oar as a guitar -- something I'd do. Beauts in a boat Is the class clown on the end playing air ukulele? I can only imagine ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/04/2012 - 4:56pm -

American Girl: 1922

Show Boat: 1900
... her head and shoulders. Neat. Whatever floats your boat James Lee: Built in 1898 at Jeffersonville, Indiana for the Lee Line of ... 230-foot sidewheel packet. Converted to an excursion boat in 1917. Destroyed by ice, winter 1917-1918. Harry Lee: A split ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2012 - 5:24pm -

Show Boat: 1900

If I Had a Boat: 1921
... Shouldn't he be working on an ark? Restoring the Boat? If that's his reference picture on the left he's never going to get it ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/24/2013 - 4:06pm -

If I Had a Boat: 1921

Party Boat, US Navy in China: c. 1946
This is a group shot that appears to have been taken aboard ship. This is China, c. 1946. Grandpa was stationed in China as a U.S. Army Captain. Grandma is the Chinese lady seated in the lower right. The Chinese Nationalist officer seated in the ... 
 
Posted by citybeautiful - 09/19/2011 - 9:56pm -

Party Boat, US Navy in China: c. 1946

The Typing Pool: 1939
... back in '39 she's probably missed the "Me Too" boat. The Shoes! Love the shoes on these women--especially the matching ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/12/2019 - 6:40pm -

The Typing Pool: 1939

Float Your Boat: 1905
June 24, 1905. "Steamer William E. Corey, the launch, South Chicago, Ill." Seen earlier here and here . 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size. Lean WAY back! Looks like the tug in the foreground has a funnel that ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/24/2018 - 11:08am -

Float Your Boat: 1905

Banana Boat: 1903
... especially on the basis of a vignette. Unloading a banana boat in the days before useful mechanization involved several different tasks, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2012 - 4:39pm -

Banana Boat: 1903

River Cruise (Colorized): 1906
... River Cruise, 1906 . "Steamer New York on the Hudson. Boat landing at Kingston Point." Detroit Publishing Company, circa 1906. ... 
 
Posted by Alexandr Khulio - 04/15/2019 - 12:15pm -

River Cruise (Colorized): 1906

On the Boat to Bimini: c.1964
When my wife was a young lass her parents took her on a trip to Bimini and this photo was taken as she climbed up to the top deck. She bought a new purse just for the trip. I believe the year was 1964 or 65, but I could be mistaken. View full si ... 
 
Posted by Baxado - 03/13/2015 - 7:23pm -

On the Boat to Bimini: c.1964

The Submarine Boat: 1904
New York circa 1904. "The Submarine Boat, Coney Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing ... for your infant? After you take in the Submarine Boat, step right down and grab one for your ride home. Ice cream? Yuck. ... We can get an infant incubator over by the submarine boat. Prime Attraction At 15 cents a pop, this was the E-ticket ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2012 - 1:30pm -

The Submarine Boat: 1904

Banana Boat (Colorized): 1906
Colorized from this Shorpy original.This took a long time to colorize! My biggest project yet. View full size. Details! Details! Details Sometimes it is all in the details. I have to say that you are among the best on this site ... 
 
Posted by stennesrc - 05/15/2015 - 7:07pm -

Banana Boat (Colorized): 1906

Old Man River: 1906
... their strange shutters and whistles. The Gingerbread Boat The railings and detail work you see was generally factory made and ... I thought it would be nice to take a well equipped pontoon boat down the Mississippi from Minneapolis to New Orleans stopping at small ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2012 - 3:19pm -

Old Man River: 1906

San Juan Sailboats: 1906
... see Spencer Tracy pull up; with a huge Marlin tied to his boat, all chewed up by sharks. [One of these? Or did you mean "marlin"? ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/06/2019 - 11:32am -

San Juan Sailboats: 1906

Waiting for the Sunday Boat: 1902
Florida circa 1902. "Waiting for the Sunday boat." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit ... hear what's being said and sung. Where will that Sunday boat carry them? Give a guy a hat and he'll make it his own I can ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 4:25pm -

Waiting for the Sunday Boat: 1902

Chicago: 1905
... time as the proprietors have given assurances that the boat will be properly conducted. The motion prevailed unanimously and it was so ... of working on Zug Island. Cruising by it on the Bob-Lo boat was enough to scare a C-student into a B+ student by the end of the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/05/2018 - 1:47pm -

Chicago: 1905

The Glass Bottom Boat: 1958
A ride on a glass-bottom boat, Silver Springs State Park, Florida, 1958. I'm on the right sitting ... 
 
Posted by ChuckB - 01/16/2018 - 10:05am -

The Glass Bottom Boat: 1958

Oyster Luggers: 1908
... on the rig; Chesapeake Bay was once full of them. Boat and more boats This is a wonderful picture. The Center For Wooden Boats ... "the only dipping lugsail to be used in an American work-boat type in the late 19th century." A plan of a New Orleans lugger is figure ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 2:02pm -

Oyster Luggers: 1908

Banana Boat: 1906
Circa 1906. "Banana docks, New York." An interesting cast of characters. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size. What is it? What is that device the man in the foreground is operating with the rop ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 3:17pm -

Banana Boat: 1906

Boat Drill: 1899
... 1: "The Difference Between Oars and Sails." 1899. "Boat drill -- U.S.S. New York ." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by ... adjusting the leverage of the oarsman as the side of the boat tapers to bow or stern. There's a rule of thumb for estimating where the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/19/2016 - 12:35pm -

Boat Drill: 1899

The Luxe Boat: 1912
... Let it flow, it floats back to you. The luxe boat soon will be making another run ... The luxe boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2012 - 4:14pm -

The Luxe Boat: 1912

Titanic Tots: 1912
... another passenger, dressed his sons and took them to the boat deck. "My father entered our cabin where we were sleeping. He dressed me ... White Star ever awarded these orphans... Toy Boat Anyone find it a little macabre that the kid orphaned by a shipwreck is ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/04/2012 - 2:14pm -

Titanic Tots: 1912

Dewey Beach: 1916
... automobile excursions, Dewey Beach in Peoria, Illinois, boat rides and vacation trips to California and Colorado. Louise Boettger ... 
 
Posted by Christoph Traugott - 02/07/2019 - 10:10am -

Dewey Beach: 1916

Louise Boettger: 1916
... automobile excursions, Dewey Beach in Peoria, Illinois, boat rides and vacation trips to California and Colorado. Louise Boettger ... 
 
Posted by Christoph Traugott - 02/07/2019 - 11:25am -

Louise Boettger: 1916

Bananas to Baltimore: 1905
... makers of fine hardtack biscuits. Bananas from a boat By the time they shipped them to Baltimore, they must have been all ... the waterfront. The brick foundation closest to the banana boat is likely remains of that conflagration. A famous Baltimore ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/08/2014 - 1:03pm -

Bananas to Baltimore: 1905

Boat Club Rowers: 1919
September 20, 1919. "Potomac Boat Club eight." On the river at the old Aqueduct Bridge. National Photo ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 2:32pm -

Boat Club Rowers: 1919

Harpers Ferry: 1865
... Library of Congress. View full size. Bridge and Boat That bridge is lovely! And it looks like there's a boat being drawn by horses in the canal on the left. Harpers Ferry First ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/19/2008 - 11:37pm -

Harpers Ferry: 1865
 
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