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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Levittown: 1958

Levittown: 1958

Aug. 28, 1958. "Levittown houses. Mrs. Robert Berman, residence at 3626 Regent Lane." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Day Turkeys: 1925

Day Turkeys: 1925

"W.S. Day of Greenwood Farm, Dawsonville, Maryland, Nov. 13, 1925." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Boxcar Brown: 1942

Boxcar Brown: 1942

December 1942. "Research laboratory worker at the Chicago & North Western's 40th Street yard, examining paint samples used on freight cars and coaches of the railroad." Paint your wagon, or color-coordinate your caboose. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Brazos Mill Boys: 1913

Brazos Mill Boys: 1913

November 1913. West, Texas. "Some of the younger boys working in Brazos Valley Cotton Mills at West. One, Charlie Lott, was 13 years old according to Family Record. Another, Norman Vaughn, apparently 12 years old, was under legal age according to one of the boys there, Calvin Caughlin, who did not appear to be 15 years old himself. These and two girls that I proved to be under legal age were all working in this small mill. It was an exceptional case, but it is likely that as the children become tired of school later in the year, there will be many more at work." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

The Prado: 1904

The Prado: 1904

Circa 1904. "Havana, Cuba -- the Prado, looking south." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Drivers Wanted: 1924

Drivers Wanted: 1924

San Francisco, 1924. "Marmon coupe at Golden Gate Park." Equipped with a Biflex bumper. Latest exhibit in the Shorpy Diorama of Defunct Dreadnoughts. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Homemade Hooch: 1922

Homemade Hooch: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Whiskey still confiscated by prohibition agents." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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