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Shorpy vintage photographs

24th February 2014

Shorpy vintage photographs

24th February 2014
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It is rare that I see such a complete vintage photography gallery, or should I say, multiple, innumerable galleries. I am talking about Shorpy Archives.

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Courtesy to Shorpy.com

Wikipedia teaches me that “Shorpy.com is a vintage photography blog. It posts digitally enhanced photographs acquired from a variety of sources, including the Library of Congress and National Archives. Most of the photographs presented on the website date to the early twentieth century.Former newspaper editors Dave Hall and Ken Booth run the site.

The blog is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a child laborer who worked as a greaser in an Alabama coal mine.His iconic portrait is Shorpy.com’s logo. Higginbotham was killed in a mining accident in 1928.

Shorpy was acclaimed and chosen as one of the Time’s Top 50 of 2010. Impressive indeed!

I urge you to visit both of Shorpy’s online presentations: Shorpy.com and Juniper Gallery. Well worth the effort and time!

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