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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Vincennes: 1941

Vincennes: 1941

July 1941. The Old Cathedral in Vincennes, Indiana. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Entre Nous: 1937

Entre Nous: 1937

1937. Just between you and me in Crossville, Tennessee. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Sleeps With the Fishes: 1940

Sleeps With the Fishes: 1940

July 1938. Man sleeping in the Baltimore fish market. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Dick Sheldon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

A Tehama Home Companion: 1940

A Tehama Home Companion: 1940

November 1940. Tehama County, California. John Frost and his daughter listening to the radio in their home. View full size. Medium format safety negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Chain Bridge: 1865

Chain Bridge: 1865

View down the Chain Bridge over the Potomac near Washington circa 1865. Wet collodion glass plate negative by William Morris Smith. View full size.

 

Dead Ox Express: 1939

Dead Ox Express: 1939

October 1939. Malheur County, Oregon. "Siphon, the world's longest, which carries water five miles to Dead Ox Flat. It is eight feet in diameter." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the FSA. View full size.

 

Proviso Perspective: 1943

Proviso Perspective: 1943

April 1943. More ocher trackage at the Chicago & North Western's Proviso Yard in Chicago. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 
 
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