Follow Friday – Shorpy.com | History in HD

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Follow Friday – Shorpy.com | History in HD

This edition of Follow Friday puts the spotlight on Shorpy.com | History in HDa vintage photo blog I love. It features thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenaged coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

The blogger behind Shorpy says, “Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive.”

In addition to Shorpy’s selections from his own and the LC collections, there’s also a Member Gallery section where you can upload photos of your own. I uploaded photograph of my grandmother in a Chicago sweatshop, c. 1912. It’s one of my prized possessions.

Shorpy is definitely worth checking out.

By |23 Jul 2010|family photos & records|Comments Off on Follow Friday – Shorpy.com | History in HD

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”