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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE CITY OF RUINS AND ROSES, c. 1930

Jack on Hay Rake: 1915

Jack on Hay Rake: 1915

"Eight-year old Jack driving horse rake. A small boy has difficulty keeping his seat on rough ground and this work is more or less dangerous." August 1915, western Massachusetts. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Big Pete: 1942

Big Pete: 1942

June 1942. "Big Pete" Ramagos, a rigger at work on the TVA's Douglas Dam in Tennessee. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

A Place in the Sun: 1910

A Place in the Sun: 1910

New York playground c. 1910. View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain collection.

 

Ponderosa: 1943

Ponderosa: 1943

A dead but picturesque pine tree frames this view of Moreno Valley in Colfax County, New Mexico. February 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome trans- parency: John Collier, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information.

 

Hit the Grit: 1905

Hit the Grit: 1905

Circa 1905. "Tramps fighting on R.R. train -- Get down and hit the grit." Bain News Service reproduction of a Brown Bros. print. View full size.

 

Dandelions and Daisies: 1943

Dandelions and Daisies: 1943

A springtime carpet of dandelions and daisies in Vermont, June 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier. I see clover and daisies, but nothing that looks very dandeliony to me. Are the orange flowers dandelions?

 

Made for Each Other: 1942

Made for Each Other: 1942

Preparing a model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel at North American Aviation's plant at Inglewood, California. October 1942. The model maker holds an exact miniature reproduction of the type of bomb the plane will carry. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 
 
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