Shorpy

is creating an Historic Photo Archive

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Greaser
$2
per month
As a greaser at Shorpy you'll be responsible for keeping the machinery lubricated and will receive:
  • Ad-free Shorpy experience
  • A warm, fuzzy feeling from knowing you're helping keep history alive
  • Access to our Patreon Feed where we'll dig into our archives to visit some of our favorite photos and where we'll share some before and after versions of photos we've restored
  • Early access to Shorpy videos in our Patreon Feed
  • Bragging rights
  • Our eternal gratitude for helping us keep the lights on
Breaker Boy
$5
per month
You'll receive all of the benefits above, plus:
  • Each month you will get high-resolution wallpaper images from our archives customized for computer, tablet and phone screens. 
  • You’ll help cover 2% of our web hosting for the month. 
Trapper Boy
$10
per month
You'll receive all of the benefits above, plus:
  • A monthly photo postcard from Shorpy
  • A personal email thank you from us


238

patrons

About

The Shorpy photo archive has been posting historic images online since 2007. Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on the site were extracted from reference images in the Library of Congress research archive. 

Why Patreon

Keeping Shorpy running is a full-time job for Dave and Ken. Adjusting, restoring and reworking images for the site takes a significant amount of time. In addition, there are a lot of expenses that go into running Shorpy. From website hosting and backups to computer hardware and software, the costs add up. 

We also like Patreon because it allows us to offer something in return for your contribution. At each pledge tier you'll get special rewards and access to our Patreon feed.

Patreon allows you, our loyal community, to help us keep things running smoothly and will fund the infrastructure that keeps Shorpy ticking. Thank you for your support.


Goals
238 of 2000 patrons
Reaching this goal will help keep the Shorpy historic photo archive alive. Our collection has grown to more than 20,000 photographs and the cost to maintain the database and storage has grown as well. We appreciate everyone's support.
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