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Vintage photos for prints and downloadsLong before the Legends of America website, we were collecting digital vintage photographs, as well as bunches of other antique everythings. While traveling and writing about historic travel destinations, we've collected hundreds more digital images.


Today, we have thousands of vintage photographs representing everything from the mountains to the prairies, presidents to outlaws, the Civil War to Native Americans, and everything in between.


The major difference in our historic photographs, from others that you might find, is that each and every one of our vintage images has been painstakingly restored.


So many old photographs show significant wear and tear due to their age - having jagged edges, tears, spots, dust, and moisture damage. Plus, cameras, a hundred years ago, aren't what they are now, often leaving behind "noise" (little dots and scratches), blurred images, and objects that take away from the photograph, such as a wire running across the sky. Our vintage photographs are never offered for sale until they have been carefully restored.


Two photographers taking each others picture with hand-held cameras while perched on a roof, between 1909 and 1932In the meantime, you will not only find our vintage photos enhancing our historic tales on the Legends of America; but, they are also available for photographic prints and editorial downloads.


Whether you're looking for historic photos to decorate a room, give as a gift, or for commercial use in a book, video, or documentary; our photo collection is one of the best to be found -- as far as the number of images available, quality, and pricing. This is so much so, that movie and television producers, museums, interior decorators, restaurant designers, and have utilized our photos in their projects. 



Go directly to our Photo Print Galleries.



Restoration Examples:



Vintage Geronimo photo prior to restoration.

See large version of Geronimo before restoration by clicking image.


Vintage Geronimo photo after restoration.

See large version of Geronimo before restoration by clicking image.

Image available for photo prints & editorial downloads HERE.




A Kodak creates a sensation around the turn of the century.

A Kodak creates a sensation around the turn of the century.

This image available for prints & downloads HERE.




A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.

-- Ansel Adams



Vintage Print Galleries:



American History

American Wars & Military

Historic People

Native Americans


Old West




Photo Slideshow



Vintage Advertising photo prints and downloads



American History photo prints and downloads

American History


Civil War and Military photo prints and downloads

American Wars & Military


Historic places photo prints and downloads

Historic Cities and Places


Historic people photo prints and downloads

Historic People in American History


Native American photo prints and downloads

Native Americans


Nostaligic Photo prints and downloads



Old West photo prints and downloads

Old West


Patriotic prints and downloads



Railroad Prints and Downloads




Vices - Vintage photo prints and downloads


(Warning: This gallery shows some nudity.)



Note: Our restored vintage photos are copyrighted by Legends of America and cannot be used without our permission.


Current Day Photo Galleries:


 Ghost Town Prints and Downloads

Ghost Towns


Greeting Cards from Vintage Photos

Greeting Cards



Route 66 prints and downloads

Route 66


Scenic Views Prints and Downloads

Scenic Views



Also See:


Historic Photographers of America's History

More Galleries For Viewing and History

Reproduction/Reprint Policy

Stock Photographs From Legends of America



A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.

-- Diane Arbus


All images copyrighted by Legends of America. Legends of America travels across the United States in search of legends, history, and great travel destinations. Along the way, we snap hundreds of photographs, as well as collecting a wide variety of vintage images, which we restore -- taking out the "noise" and flaws of historic images.


Weare not professional photographers; but, rather, take "documentary" style photographs that tell the story of our travels. Some of these actually turn out to be beautiful photographs. Others -- maybe, not so much; but, we include them to "tell a story" of a place and to display slideshows on Legends of America's pages, which includes the rest of the story.

Our restored vintage images, which are some of the most popular, have utilized by television and movie production companies, as well as individuals and commercial businesses searching to represent a historical flavor.

However, our travel photos of Route 66, ghost towns, scenic views, and other destinations are also popular when folks are looking for a specific place or theme.

  But, "About Us" -- short story - we are just a little 'ole Mom and Pop shop in Missouri, who make our living as travel writers. Want more specifics - you can read all about HERE!



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The Legends' General Store provides a number of items for our nostalgic and traveling readers. Here, you'll find a wide selection of new and used books, postcards, vintage photographs, Route 66 memorabilia, videos,,museum quality art prints, Custom Products only available through the Legends' General Store, and much more. Come on in and take a look around.



Tee-Pee Trading Post

TeePeeTrading Post

 The Cattle Trail in 1905

Photo Prints

Postcard Rack - Vintage and current postcards for sale.

Postcard Rack

Route 66 Emporium

Route 66 Emporium

Books at Legends' General Store

The Book Shelf

Old West Mercantile

Old West Mercantile


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