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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DON'T THROW IT, USE IT: WWII

20 Handsome Girls: 1904

20 Handsome Girls: 1904

1904. "Boys' High School, Philadelphia." Our titillating title comes from the Star Burlesquers billboard far right. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Photo Finish: 1924

Photo Finish: 1924

September 6, 1924. Washington, D.C. "80 lb. 60-yard dash, Central High School." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Special Deluxe: 1941

Special Deluxe: 1941

September 1941. "Dude at rodeo in Ashland, Montana." Whose ponies are all under the hood. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Neighborhood Watch: 1935

Neighborhood Watch: 1935

December 1935. "Suburban section. Hamilton County, Ohio." Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Stepping Out: 1922

Stepping Out: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "NO CAPTION (women on street)." One in a series showing spring fashions at Easter. This trio is going places with a camera and a banjo. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Golden Cargo: 1920

Golden Cargo: 1920

Fruit as First Aid to Convalescence

        "Two Tons of Oranges -- the Gift of the Alhambra-San Gabriel Red Cross Chapter, to the Sick and Disabled Soldiers at Letterman Hospital, San Francisco. Your Turn Next!"

        This legend in bold letters on the side of a two-ton auto truck advertised the merits of fruit as a first aid to convalescence over a circuit of five hundred miles, as the golden cargo made its way along the valley of the Southern California town on to the Pacific Coast. Newspapers all along the route gave a still wider publicity to the generosity of the Fruit Growers of the Sunset state for in addition to the oranges there were quantities of lemons and grapefruit, while at Los Angeles the local Red Cross Chapter added a contribution of seventy-five pounds of candy.

--Better Fruit, June 1920

March 1920. "Republic motor truck at Letterman Hospital, San Francisco, with cargo of oranges." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Campfire Boys: 1943

Campfire Boys: 1943

August 1943. Southfields, New York. "Interracial activities at Camp Nathan Hale, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Singing around the campfire." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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