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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

So Fresh: 1941

So Fresh: 1941

June 1941. Produce market in San Diego, California. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

1,200 Horses: 1942

1,200 Horses: 1942

October 1942. Long Beach, California. "Flexible performance of C-47 transport planes is due in part to their two 1,200 horsepower radial engines and to their three-blade variable-pitch propellers. Picture taken at the Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Shooting the Breeze: 1938

Shooting the Breeze: 1938

May 1938. Bench warmers at the cooperative store in Irwinville Farms, Georgia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. We met two of these characters in earlier posts.

 

Soldiers' Rest: 1865

Soldiers' Rest: 1865

July 1865. Alexandria, Virginia. Cooks in the kitchen of Soldiers' Rest. Wet collodion glass plate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

One Nation Indivisible: 1941

One Nation Indivisible: 1941

July 1941. "Citizens of Vale, Oregon take off their hats during the Pledge of Allegiance (radio program) on the Fourth of July." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Plaquemines Parish: 1935

Plaquemines Parish: 1935

October 1935. The Trische family, tenant farmers in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the FSA.

 

A's 8, Giants 2: 1913

A's 8, Giants 2: 1913

October 9, 1913. The scene at the Polo Grounds in New York after the third game of the World Series. Philadelphia Athletics 8, New York Giants 2. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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