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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE ARTIST'S GARDEN BY CLAUDE MONET

Box Score: 1942

Box Score: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Spectators at a baseball game: wives, sweethearts and children of the players; passersby and regular fans." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bow in Her Hair

Too cute. Just too cute.

Vachon Vision

Ms. Collins seems to have taken composition lessons from the groundbreaking John Vachon.

 
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