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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

The Summer of '41, 2.0

The Summer of '41, 2.0

A colorized version of Russell Lee's "Summer of '41," posted here in 2007. View full size. I wrote an article for Rangefinder Publishing's AfterCapture magazine detailing my technique. You can download "Colorizing a Memory" here.

On the Same Team: 1943

On the Same Team: 1943

March 1943. "Negro Marines prepare for action. Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps started enlisting Negroes on June 1, 1942. The first class of 1,200 Negro volunteers began their training three months later as members of the 51st Composite Defense Battalion at Montford Point, a section of the 200-square-mile Marine Base, Camp Lejeune, at New River, North Carolina. Evidence of the lack of racial friction may be seen in the sports program at the camp. On the baseball team Negro enlistees and white non-com officers are teammates. Camp Lejeune has its own baseball league, with the Montford Point team a strong contender for championship honors." Medium-format safety negative by Roger Smith for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

A Hand Up: 1943

A Hand Up: 1943

August 1943. "Southfields, New York. Interracial activities at Camp Nathan Hale, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service." Medium-format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Old Dixie Down: 1864

Old Dixie Down: 1864

1864. A passel of Yankees in repose. "Federal picket post near Atlanta, Georgia." Wet collodion glass plate negative by George N. Barnard. View full size.

 

Expecting: 1920

Expecting: 1920

Circa 1920. "Nursery." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Sox Appeal: 1924

Sox Appeal: 1924

"Mme. Prochnik, July 7, 1924." For the fashionistas among us, as well as the morbidly curious, here's another look at Gretchen Prochnik's form-fitting swim togs. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Gretch and the Girls: 1924

Gretch and the Girls: 1924

July 7, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Madame Prochnik and children." Gretchen Prochnik, wife of the Austrian charge d'affaires, poolside with some little friends. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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