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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

8205: 1938

8205: 1938

Summer 1938. "On Route 40 in central Ohio, moving combine and tractor." 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hard Times: 1935

Hard Times: 1935

October 1935. "Destitute Ozark resident, Arkansas." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration.

 

Zinc, Ark.: 1935

Zinc, Ark.: 1935

October 1935. "Among the few remaining inhabitants of Zinc, Arkansas, deserted mining town." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn.

 

Ray Schalk: 1914

Ray Schalk: 1914

White Sox catcher Ray Schalk circa 1914. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Bambino: 1919

Bambino: 1919

Babe Ruth in 1919. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Edge: 1915

Edge: 1915

Washington, D.C. (vicinity) circa 1915. "Along the C&O Canal." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. Last one in's a rotten egg.

 

Vs. Them: 1919

Vs. Them: 1919

"Bob Le Grende [Legendre], Georgetown, 1919. The track and field star may be one of America's representatives at the Olympic Games at Antwerp next summer. He recently won the pentathlon title at the inter-allied meet in Pershing Stadium, Paris." As it turns out, his life was tragically cut short by illness. View full size.

 
 
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