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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Nurse Fukuda: 1943

Nurse Fukuda: 1943

Naval cadet nurse Kay Fukuda at the Manzanar Relocation Center, 1943. View full size. Photograph by Ansel Adams.

 

Dinner-Toters: 1913

Dinner-Toters: 1913

"Dinner-Toters" waiting for the gate to open. This is carried on more in Columbus than in any other city I know, and by smaller children. Many of them are paid by the week for doing it, and carry, sometimes, ten or more a day. They go around in the mill, often help tend to machines, which often run at noon, and so learn the work. A teacher told me the mothers expect the children to learn this way, long before they are of proper age. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, Columbus, Georgia, 1913. View full size.

 

Louise Cromwell: 1911

Louise Cromwell: 1911

Louise Cromwell poses in fox furs, c. 1911. This is likely the wealthy heiress who married General Douglas MacArthur on February 14, 1922. View full size.

 

Confetti: 1918

Confetti: 1918

Mack Sennett's bathing beauties in serpentine confetti, April 24, 1918. View full size.

 

Where Economy Rules: 1938

Where Economy Rules: 1938

Summer 1938. "A&P store in Somerset, Ohio." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Model Flight: 1943

Model Flight: 1943

Model airplanes decorate the ceiling of the train concourses at Union Station in Chicago, Illinois. Jack Delano, 1943. View full size.

Joy Unconfined: 1915

Joy Unconfined: 1915

Summer 1915. Dancing to the tunes coming out of an Edison Home Phonograph at Broad Channel, N.Y. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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