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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT, WWII

Pablum: 1960

Pablum: 1960

November 1960. While I restrain Missie the Zombie Dog, my nephew Jimmy is either still stunned by or anticipates the full-face smooch she gave him within moments of this shot (see first comment below). Interesting background details here in my mother's kitchen: upper right on the white table, a bowl of sliced figs fresh from my father's garden, along with an actual box of Pablum (presumably for Jimmy); on the table shelf, some of her recipe cards in a clothespin holder thingie behind a casserole dish; on the back wall, an ironing board cabinet, and under it, I guess, a metal compartment for the old kind of iron you heated on the stove; for some reason, a bamboo cane hangs from the cabinet handle; on the left, a typical accretion of kitchen items clogs the shelf, including an aluminum cake saver, hand-crocheted hot plate mats, wire glassware holder complete with table glassware, and in the corner, recipe boxes and cookbooks (one a Betty Crocker) are piled atop the breadbox, one of Mother's wedding presents from 1932 and which is now in my possession. I'm 14 here, Jimmy 8 months. My sister took the photo. View full size.

Gasoline Alley: 1926

Gasoline Alley: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Ford Motor Co." The McReynolds & Sons garage, L Street at Vermont Avenue. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Over the River: 1930

Over the River: 1930

Washington, D.C., circa 1930. "Construction of Memorial Bridge over Potomac River." Acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

This Little Piggy: 1935

This Little Piggy: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Shopping at Center Market." Perusing the original whole foods. Acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Nose Job: 1942

Nose Job: 1942

August 1942. "As an NYA trainee working inside the nose of a PBY, Elmer J. Pace is learning the construction of Navy planes at Corpus Christi Naval Air Base, Texas." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem. View full size.

 

Grace Church: 1905

Grace Church: 1905

Circa 1905. "Grace Church, New York." Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Beach Burro: 1905

Beach Burro: 1905

The Jersey shore circa 1905. "At Atlantic City." Please watch where you walk. Dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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