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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KEEP CLEAN WPA POSTER, 1939

The Worriator: 1938

The Worriator: 1938

July 1938. Sorting tobacco on the porch near Near Douglas, Georgia. The program to eliminate the risk and uncertainty of a one-crop system meets the approval of this sharecropper: "You don't have to worriate so much and you've got time to raise somp'n to eat." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Elm Grove: 1936

Elm Grove: 1936

August 1936. "People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. The girl can also be seen here.

 

Mrs. Ryan: 1921

Mrs. Ryan: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Mrs. Ryan, War Risk." An employee of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Life in Wartime: 1862

Life in Wartime: 1862

June 1862. Fair Oaks, Virginia. "Frame house on Fair Oaks battlefield used by Hooker's division as a hospital." Wet plate glass negative, right half of stereo pair. Photograph by James F. Gibson. View full size. Closeups of the windows.

 

Contrabands: 1862

Contrabands: 1862

May 14, 1862. Cumberland Landing, Virginia. "Group of contrabands [runaway slaves] at Foller's house." Photographs from the main Eastern theater of war: The Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862. Wet-plate glass negative, half of stereograph pair. View full size. Photograph by James F. Gibson (b. 1828).

 

Light on His Feet: 1923

Light on His Feet: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Will Roberts, Eastern High." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. Note the little puff of left-foot dust.

 

The Road: 1935

The Road: 1935

October 1935. "Road to Nicholson Hollow. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA.

 
 
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