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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Branding: 1939

Branding: 1939

September 1939. "Hamburger stand with old cattle brands. Dumas, Texas." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Model Citizens: 1924

Model Citizens: 1924

August 12, 1924. "International Boys Leagues. Thomas W. Miles and Simon Zebrock of Los Angeles at White House." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Bottle Break: 1909

Bottle Break: 1909

November 1909. Woodbury, New Jersey. "Woodbury Bottle Works. Noon hour. All are workers." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Dubya: 1939

Dubya: 1939

May 1939. "Statue to the watermelon. Weatherford, Texas, watermelon center." View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

Everyone Was There: 1938

Everyone Was There: 1938

October 1938. Crowley, Louisiana. "Crowd of people waiting for Cajun band contest to begin at the National Rice Festival." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

International Harvester: 1943

International Harvester: 1943

May 1943. "Mexican worker recruited and brought to the Arkansas Valley, Colorado, Nebraska and Minnesota by the Farm Security Administration to harvest sugar beets under contract with the Inter-mountain Agricultural Improvement Association." View full size. Office of War Information.

 

Ride Like the Wind: 1902

Ride Like the Wind: 1902

October 10, 1902. Kitty Hawk, N.C. "Wilbur gliding in level flight, moving to right near bottom of Big Hill." Glass negative by Orville Wright. View full size.

 
 
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