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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

This Man May Die: 1943

This Man May Die: 1943

Private Ivan A. Smith, editor of the Camp Hood Panther, at Camp Hood, Texas, originated this novel method of reminding fellow soldiers to practice discretion. From the Office of War Information, 1943. View full size.

 

Air Travel in Africa: 1936

Air Travel in Africa: 1936

Travelers board an aircraft in an unknown region of Africa. From the Matson Photo Service, 1936. View full size.

 

Calumet Park: 1943

Calumet Park: 1943

January 1943. Indiana Harbor Belt switch engine near Calumet Park stockyards at Calumet City, Ill. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Serve in Silence: 1942

Serve in Silence: 1942

December 1942. A winter afternoon in the North Proviso yardmaster's office, Chicago & North Western Railroad. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. Click here for a closeup of the poster on the wall.

 

I Am the Egg Girl: 1940

I Am the Egg Girl: 1940

August 1940. Little girl at the Reitz farm near Falls Creek, Pennsylvania, washing eggs to be sold at Tri-County Farmers Co-op Market at Du Bois. View full size. 3¼ inch safety negative by Jack Delano, Farm Security Administration.

 

Pete's Bar: 1950

Pete's Bar: 1950

1950. Pete's Bar at Washington Market in Lower Manhattan. Photo by Al Aumuller, New York World-Telegram & Sun. View full size.

 

Fulton Street: 1943

Fulton Street: 1943

June 1943. Vendor at the Fulton Fish Market in New York City. View full size. Photograph by the legendary Gordon Parks, back when he was just starting out.

 
 
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