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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Texas Topper: 1939

Texas Topper: 1939

March 1939. San Antonio, Texas. "Man painting automobile top near market." View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

Omaha: 1938

Omaha: 1938

November 1938. "Watching the Armistice Day parade. Omaha, Nebraska." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Colored Fountain: 1938

The Colored Fountain: 1938

April 1938. "Drinking fountain on the county courthouse lawn." Halifax, North Carolina. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA.

 

Main Street: 1936

Main Street: 1936

October 1936. "Main and Marion. French section, west side of river, Amoskeag, Manchester, New Hampshire." View full size. 35mm negative by Carl Mydans.

 

Prima Donna: 1912

Prima Donna: 1912

May 1912. "Madame Gadski and daughter." The noted opera singer shipboard in New York. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

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.

 
 
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