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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Shoofly Hangers: 1939

Shoofly Hangers: 1939

July 1939. "Son of tenant farmer hanging up strung tobacco inside the barn. Shoofly, North Carolina." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Hello: 1939

Hello: 1939

October 1939. "Young migrant mother has just finished washing. Merrill Farm Security Administration camp, Klamath County, Oregon." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the FSA.

 

Campbell Kids Kids: 1912

Campbell Kids Kids: 1912

March 1912. "Making dresses for Campbell Kid Dolls in a dirty tenement room, 59 Thompson Street, New York, 4th floor front. Romana family. The older boy, about 12 years old, operates the machine when the mother is not using it, and when she operates, he helps the little ones, 5 and 7 years old, break the thread." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

H.V. Bretney: 1938

H.V. Bretney: 1938

Summer 1938. Old tannery in Springfield, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

To the Other Side: 1865

To the Other Side: 1865

The Chain Bridge over the Potomac River circa 1865, with the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in the foreground. View full size. Wet collodion glass plate negative by William Morris Smith. From negatives compiled by Milhollen and Mugridge.

 

Pie Town Singers: 1940

Pie Town Singers: 1940

June 1940. Three members of the ladies' quintet at a community sing in Pie Town, New Mexico. View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Russell Lee.

 

Fred Welsh: 1914

Fred Welsh: 1914

Sept. 10, 1914. The boxer Fred Welsh, proprietor of the Fred Welsh Health Farm. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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