Shorpy is creating an Historic Photo Archive
175

patrons

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.


Tiers
Greaser
$2 or more per month
As a greaser at Shorpy you'll be responsible for keeping the machinery lubricated and will receive:
  • 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
  • Ad blocker absolution
  • Bragging rights
  • Our eternal gratitude for helping us keep the lights on
Breaker Boy
$5 or more 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 or more per month
You'll receive all of the benefits above, plus:
  • A monthly photo postcard from Shorpy
  • A personal email thank you from us


Miner
$25 or more per month
You'll receive all of the benefits above, plus:
  • Photo of the month club. We’ll send you an 8.5x11 photo personally selected by us each month.
  • Public recognition with your name on a list of contributors on the site and at the end of our videos.
Mine Boss
$50 or more per month

You'll receive all of the benefits above, plus:

  • A 20% off coupon each month for use on Shorpy and Vintagraph
  • After three months at this level you'll get a credit for a 17x22 print from Shorpy
  • Your name on the home page of Shorpy
Goals
175 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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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.


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Tiers
Greaser
$2 or more per month
As a greaser at Shorpy you'll be responsible for keeping the machinery lubricated and will receive:
  • 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
  • Ad blocker absolution
  • Bragging rights
  • Our eternal gratitude for helping us keep the lights on
Breaker Boy
$5 or more 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 or more per month
You'll receive all of the benefits above, plus:
  • A monthly photo postcard from Shorpy
  • A personal email thank you from us


Miner
$25 or more per month
You'll receive all of the benefits above, plus:
  • Photo of the month club. We’ll send you an 8.5x11 photo personally selected by us each month.
  • Public recognition with your name on a list of contributors on the site and at the end of our videos.
Mine Boss
$50 or more per month

You'll receive all of the benefits above, plus:

  • A 20% off coupon each month for use on Shorpy and Vintagraph
  • After three months at this level you'll get a credit for a 17x22 print from Shorpy
  • Your name on the home page of Shorpy