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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Plane Jane: 1942

Plane Jane: 1942

October 1942. Long Beach, California. "Women are trained to do precise and vital engine installation detail in Douglas Aircraft Co. plants." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Marie's Baskets: 1908

Marie's Baskets: 1908

Cincinnati, August 1908. "Marie Costa, basket seller, lives at 605 Elm Street. Sixth Street Market, 9 p.m. Had been there since 10 a.m. Sister and friend help her." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

The Old Ball Game: 1923

The Old Ball Game: 1923

Washington, D.C. "Opening game 1923, Griffith Stadium." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

The West Wing: 1923

The West Wing: 1923

1923. White House West Wing. "West promenade terrace atop colonnade betwen Residence and Executive Offices." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Iron Man: 1848

Iron Man: 1848

"Occupational portrait of young man pressing cloth with an iron. Note in case behind daguerreotype: Aron McGove, Lebanon, Dec. 18, 1848." Sixth-plate daguerreotype, photographer unknown. Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Three's Company: 1912

Three's Company: 1912

1912. "Andrea children. Vienna, Virginia." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

A Real Doll: 1925

A Real Doll: 1925

November 27, 1925. "Doll named by Mrs. Coolidge for Hebrew Congregational Church." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 
 
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