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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Beer for Rent: 1943

Beer for Rent: 1943

March 1943. "Raceland, Louisiana. U.S. Highway 90." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information.

 

T-Bone 50 Cents: 1939

T-Bone 50 Cents: 1939

May 1939. "Interior of hamburger stand. Waiting for customer. Alpine, Texas." View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

Hamburgers 5 Cents: 1941

Hamburgers 5 Cents: 1941

October 1941. An exterior view of the White Tower (called "White Tavern" in the LOC captions) restaurant in Amsterdam, New York. View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration.

 

White Tower: 1941

White Tower: 1941

October 1941. "White Tower hamburger stand, the popular place in Amsterdam, New York." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier.

 

Teen Spirit: 1926

Teen Spirit: 1926

July 9, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Girls in bathing suits with ukuleles." Identified in the caption of another photo as Elaine Griggs, Virginia Hunter, Mary Kaminsky, Dorothy Kelly and Hazel Brown. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

No. 2: 1909

No. 2: 1909

February 12, 1909. "James Crowley, 2nd in Brooklyn Marathon." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

 

Pieface Boy: 1923

Pieface Boy: 1923

August 2, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Max Schwartz, winner of pie eating contest, Jefferson school." View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 
 
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