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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HALL OF SCIENCE, 1934 WORLD'S FAIR

Mrs. T and Trailer: 1925

Mrs. T and Trailer: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Mrs. Carl T. Thoner with 'Trailer.' " National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Facebook: 1909

Facebook: 1909

January 1909. Tifton, Georgia. "Workers in the Tifton Cotton Mills. All these children were working or helping, 125 in all. Some of the smallest have been there one year or more." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

New Deal: 1936

New Deal: 1936

March 1936. Vicksburg, Mississippi. "Vicksburg Negroes and shop front." A close-up of the New Deal barbershop seen in the previous post. Nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Barbershop Row: 1936

Barbershop Row: 1936

March 1936. Vicksburg, Mississippi. "Vicksburg Negroes and shop front." 8x10 nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Resettlement Admin. View full size.

 

Sweet Home Alabama: 1935

Sweet Home Alabama: 1935

December 1935. "Sidewalk scene in Selma, Alabama." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Drawn From Life: 1925

Drawn From Life: 1925

New York circa 1925. "Art Class (commercial)." The certificate or diploma on the wall bears the name of East Side Continuation School. View full size.

 

Sewing Machines: 1925

Sewing Machines: 1925

New York, June 1925. "Girls' sewing class." The making of America's home- makers. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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