Shorpy: The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog

Just got the link from SimpleBits. It’s about Shorpy. So, what is Shorpy?

Shorpy.com is a photoblog featuring high-definition images from the first half of the 20th century. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a boy who worked in an Alabama coal mine and ironworks in the 1910s.

Many great old and artistics photos we can find there. Here are two examples:

Gotham City: 1910: “Fifth Avenue and Forty-Second Street, New York.” Circa 1910, horses and motorcars shared the streets. Detroit Publishing glass negative.


The Washboard Jungle: 1900: “New York tenement yard c. 1900-10.” One of the better surviving images of turn of the century tenement life. Detroit Publishing glass negative.
If you like photography, art or even history, Shorpy is a great site to visit.

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