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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

Don't Stop Believing: 1936

Don't  Stop Believing: 1936

November 1936. Eighty-year-old woman living in squatters' camp on the outskirts of Bakersfield, California. "If you lose your pluck you lose the most there is in you -- all you've got to live with." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Multimillionaire: 1936

Multimillionaire: 1936

November 1936. "Cotton picker. Southern San Joaquin Valley, California." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the FSA. View full size.

 

Dilapidated: 1936

Dilapidated: 1936

July 1936. Washington, Pennsylvania. "Old age." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Family Guy: 1936

Family Guy: 1936

December 1936. "Marcus Miller and family in shack that he built himself. Spencer, Iowa. This is half the house. Miller is a hired hand who has managed to save enough to make a part payment on seven and a half acres of land. However, he is most anxious to get steady work or to operate a farm." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Migrant Daughter: 1936

Migrant Daughter: 1936

November 1936. "Daughter of migrant Tennessee coal miner. Living in American River camp near Sacramento, California." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Clarke and Norcross: 1914

Clarke and Norcross: 1914

October 1914. Clarke and Norcross of Brown University at the Polo Grounds, where they got stomped by Cornell. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Carl Morris: 1913

Carl Morris: 1913

November 24, 1913. The boxer Carl Morris, 6-foot-4 heavyweight from Oklahoma. Glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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