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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Bluetooth: 1943

Bluetooth: 1943

March 1943. "Amarillo, Texas. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe rail dispatcher in the general office." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Goodbye: 1943

Goodbye: 1943

April 1943. Washington, D.C. "Soldiers looking out the window of the bus just before leaving the Greyhound terminal." Medium-format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

French Market: 1910

French Market: 1910

New Orleans circa 1910. "A corner of the French Market." At the produce stand of Gus Clesi & Bro. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Nighthawk: 1943

Nighthawk: 1943

April 1943. Washington, D.C. "Girl sitting alone in the Sea Grill waiting for a pickup. 'I come in here pretty often, sometimes alone, mostly with another girl, we drink beer, and talk, and of course we keep our eyes open -- you'd be surprised at how often nice lonesome soldiers ask Sue, the waitress, to introduce them to us.' " Medium-format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the OWI. View full size.

 

Market Watcher: 1940

Market Watcher: 1940

August 1940. "Farm family at Tri-County Farmers Co-op Market at Du Bois, Pennsylvania." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Arlington Beach: 1925

Arlington Beach: 1925

Circa 1925. "Arlington Beach." An amusement park in the general vicinity of today's Pentagon, removed in 1929 to make way for an airport expansion. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Splash: 1924

Splash: 1924

"Potomac bathing beach, June 19, 1924." National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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