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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Eastern v. Central: 1923

Eastern v. Central: 1923

November 3, 1923. High school football in Washington, D.C.: Eastern vs. Central. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Fais Do-Dudes: 1938

Fais Do-Dudes: 1938

October 1938. "Men's section at fais-do-do near Crowley, Louisiana. Note ticket taker." View full size. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Rose O'Neill: 1907

Rose O'Neill: 1907

New York, 1907. Studio portrait of illustrator Rose O'Neill, originator of the Kewpie doll. View full size. Dry plate glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier.

 

Gob Is My Co-Pilot: 1923

Gob Is My Co-Pilot: 1923

July 27, 1923. "Naval submarine plane." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

And Their Little Dog, Too: 1936

And Their Little Dog, Too: 1936

December 1936. "Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Miller and dog. Spencer, Iowa." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Drink Joe's Egg Cream: 1936

Drink Joe's Egg Cream: 1936

New York, November 1936. "Hair tonic salesman advertising his wares, Seventh Avenue at 38th Street." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Seventh Avenue: 1936

Seventh Avenue: 1936

New York, November 1936. "Street scene at 38th Street and Seventh Avenue." View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee -- Resettlement Administration.

 
 
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