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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Lollipops: 1910

Lollipops: 1910

"Lollipops." Mina Turner and her cousin Elizabeth in Waban, Massachusetts. 1910. View full size. 8x10 dry plate glass negative by Gertrude Kasebier.

 

Boilermaker: 1942

Boilermaker: 1942

June 1942. "Combustion Engineering Co., Chattanooga. Welder making boilers for a ship." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. View full size.

 

Brown of Princeton: 1915

Brown of Princeton: 1915

"Brown of Princeton" circa 1915-1920. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Aunt Sally: 1939

Aunt Sally: 1939

May 1939 in Gee's Bend, Alabama. "Aunt Sally, old midwife, the only doctor or nurse in Gee's Bend before project was started." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Cal's Car: 1924

Cal's Car: 1924

1924. Washington, D.C. "President and Mrs. Coolidge at Bolling Field." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Baldauf & Schlientz: 1938

Baldauf & Schlientz: 1938

Summer 1938. "Thermometer sign. Marion, Ohio." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

U-Md: '23

U-Md: '23

"Maryland State, 1923." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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