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

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: 1939

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: 1939

July 1939. "Noontime chores: feeding chickens on Negro tenant farm. Granville County, North Carolina." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

All Aboard the School Truck: 1935

All Aboard the School Truck: 1935

October 1935. Red House, West Virginia. Youngsters on the way to school. 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Coming Down: 1940

Coming Down: 1940

February 1940. "Snowstorm in Parkersburg, West Virginia." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Test Pilot: 1942

Test Pilot: 1942

October 1942. F.W. Hunter, Army test pilot, at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, Calif. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Houses on the Hill: 1935

Houses on the Hill: 1935

October 1935. Coal miners' houses in Omar, West Virginia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Circleville: 1938

Circleville: 1938

Summer 1938. "Street Scene in Circleville, Ohio. Because of its non-industrial surroundings, retains much of old-time flavor." Reflected in the glass we can see Ben Shahn snapping this picture with his Leica pointed sideways. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Power Grab: 1912

Power Grab: 1912

February 1912. The Boss taking liberties. "G'wan, I hain't married." The girl steady. Maggioni Canning Company. Port Royal, South Carolina. View full size. Uncharacteristically frisky photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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