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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CANADA WELCOMES U.S. CITIZENS, c. 1940

The Junkman Cometh: 1942

The Junkman Cometh: 1942

October 1942. Chicago, Illinois. "Salvage. To feed the nation's munitions furnaces, tons of scrap from America's attics and basements are collected every day. Here, a junkman unloads his wagon in a central depot, where the scrap will be segregated and graded for shipment to steel mills." Medium format nitrate negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Franklin Pirate: 1930

Franklin Pirate: 1930

San Francisco circa 1930. "Franklin Series 147 'Pirate' Touring Phaeton on Gough Street at Lafayette Park." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Off Broadway: 1942

Off Broadway: 1942

September 1942. "Batavia, New York. Elba Farm Security Administration farm labor camp. An old man who has lived all of his life near Broadway, New York City, and who was taken off relief and sent to the Elba FSA camp to work in the harvest. He said, 'There is so much suffering in the world today that mine doesn't seem so much, and I'm doing my best to help bring in Uncle Sam's crops'." 4x5 nitrate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Muck Truck: 1942

The Muck Truck: 1942

September 1942. "Batavia, New York (vicinity). Tomato harvest on Nesbitt's farm. West Virginia crew of pickers en route to the muck fields." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Remain Calm: 1943

Remain Calm: 1943

July 1943. "Greenville, South Carolina. Men of the medical unit of the 25th Service Group simulating the treatment of a gas casualty." Medium format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

American Pickers: 1943

American Pickers: 1943

June 1943. Oswego, New York. "Children, recruited for farm work, waiting outside the U.S. Employment Service to start work for the summer." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sinclair Serviceman: 1939

Sinclair Serviceman: 1939

August 1939. "Service station operator in Seminole, Oklahoma." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

General Store: 1943

General Store: 1943

        Two pumps, no waiting.

September 1943. "Gas station on the bus route between Columbus and Cincinnati." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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