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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Dead End: 1940

Dead End: 1940

May 1940. "Street in oldest part of town which is being torn down. St. Louis, Missouri." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA.

 

Champ for President: 1912

Champ for President: 1912

"Convention in session, 3 a.m." Supporters of House Speaker Champ Clark for president at the Democratic nominating convention in Baltimore, June 1912. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

A Brighter Tomorrow: 1942

A Brighter Tomorrow: 1942

June 1942. "Kenneth C. Hall with his wife, Helen Louise, and daughter Peggy. Mr. Hall is a foreman in the hot rolling mill at the Reynolds Metals Company, an aluminum plant using Tennessee Valley Authority electricity. He lives in this TVA defense house at Sheffield, Alabama." View full size. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information.

 

Big Wheel: 1941

Big Wheel: 1941

1941. Belt drive for the metal cutter at Gichner Iron Works in Washington, D.C. Photograph by Baker for the Office for Emergency Management. View full size.

 

Saturday in Florence: 1942

Saturday in Florence: 1942

June 1942. "Florence, Alabama, Saturday afternoon." View full size. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Welcome Home: 1925

Welcome Home: 1925

The White Sox in Washington playing the Senators. "Schalk & Mostil, Chicago, 1925." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Ralph, Dan, Richie: 1955

Ralph, Dan, Richie: 1955

"May 30, 1955. Ralph, Dan and Richie," also seen tailgating and riding in Ralph's Buick. From Set 3 of found 35mm Kodachromes. View full size.

 
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