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January 1940. "Long stairway in mill district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the FSA.


July 1936. "Negro women near Earle, Arkansas." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Near Earle: 1936


May 1937. "Mother and child of Arkansas flood refugee family near Memphis, Texas. These people, with all their earthly belongings, are bound for the lower Rio Grande Valley, where they hope to pick cotton." by Dorothea Lange


New York circa 1912. "Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street." The original "big box."


April 1937-Flood refugee family in tent at Tent City near Shawneetown, Illinois. "Is that a toy motorcycle on the floor to the mother's right? The youngest has a doll. And mother saved her sewing machine (a major investment and a tool for further savings by making things). Today, after the family members, what would we save? Photo albums? Computer disks with photos?" Photo by Russell Lee

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Palm Beach: 1905


"People's Drug Store, 7th and K." On the table: a nice assortment of Star vibrators. 1921


Awesome little building. Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Convent Postmistress: 1939

Circa 1905. "Nassau Street, New York City." So, $3.50. By the hour? By the pound?

Topper: New York circa 1914. "Mrs. E.S. Cavalli." Welcome to my humble chapeaux. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. (Commenter - according to Library of Congress it was a hat trimming contest.) Click to view full size.