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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ART

An Early Start: 1942

An Early Start: 1942

February 1942. Harlingen, Texas. "Farm Security Administration camp. Morning routine at nursery school." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

All Star Minstrels: 1938

All Star Minstrels: 1938

May 1938. Sikeston, Missouri. "Erecting tent for Lasses White show." Lasses being Lee "Molasses" White (1888-1949), minstrel-show impresario as well as star of radio, stage and screen in the first half of the last century. Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Rest Stop: 1938

Rest Stop: 1938

May 1938. "Carnival employee sleeping in hammock underneath wagon of Lasses White show. Sikeston, Missouri." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Star Trouper: 1954

Star Trouper: 1954

September 1954. "Marilyn Monroe performing Latin dance number 'Heat Wave' in the movie musical 'There's No Business Like Show Business'." Kodachrome transparency from photos by Robert Vose for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Dr. Smock: 1941

Dr. Smock: 1941

June 1941. "The V.D. clinic in Union Point, Greene County, Georgia." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Noel, Iola: 1944

Noel, Iola: 1944

UPDATE -- Scroll down to the comments for more of Iola's life story.

"STONE WOMAN" ENJOYS
CHRISTMAS PREPAREDNESS

        CHICAGO (Dec. 23, 1944) -- Mrs. Iola Swinnerton Warren, who suffered the illness known as myositis ossificans after inoculation for typhoid following a Florida hurricane, watches her husband Theron V. Warren and little nephew Herbert Taylor trim Christmas tree.

Shorpy first lady Iola Swinnerton some 20 years after her bathing-pageant days, still radiating beauty and cheer. Acme Newspictures photo. View full size.

 

Small-Town News: 1941

Small-Town News: 1941

June 1941. "Mr. Cary Williams, editor of the Greensboro Herald Journal, a newspaper in Greensboro, Georgia." In whatever the opposite of the "paperless office" is. Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Yesterday's Headlines: 1941

Yesterday's Headlines: 1941

June 1941. "Mr. Cary Williams, editor of the Greensboro Herald Journal, a newspaper in Greensboro, Georgia." Spitting hot lead at an ancient Linotype machine. Note the custom-fitted ergonomic back support and whittled-down chair. Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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