Shorpy, History in HD

I absolutely love old photos. Thanks to Dan Cederholm for the link to These photos are just amazing and really tell a tale of the history of our country.

Shorpy is a blog about old photos and what life a hundred years ago was like: How people looked and what they did for a living, back when not having a job usually meant not eating.

Many of the jpegs on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress archive. (To query the database click here.) Most were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color using Photoshop CS3, a process that can take around an hour per image.


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    vrai September 17, 2008

    Shorpy rocks!

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    eT February 20, 2009

    Another interesting website with plenty of old pictures shared by people from around the world:

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