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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HALL OF SCIENCE, 1934 WORLD'S FAIR

Art & Stevie: 1952

Art & Stevie: 1952

August 10, 1952. "Art Frandle and Steven Lee (10 months)." The latest dispatch from Blue Earth, Minnesota. Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

That Dapper Dort: 1921

That Dapper Dort: 1921

1921. "Dort touring car at San Francisco Public Library." Waiting for Marian to clock out. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Urban Ohio: 1907

Urban Ohio: 1907

Cincinnati again circa 1907. "Fourth Street west from Main." The WURLITZER sign makes its umpteenth appearance on these pages. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sweet Street: 1907

Sweet Street: 1907

Circa 1907. "Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio." Where the brands vying for your trade include Mullane and Wurlitzer. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Toy Hospital: 1942

Toy Hospital: 1942

November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "Nurse training. Through classes in pediatrics, student nurses learn how the right toys can be almost as important as medicine and diet in getting a sick child well. Encouraging an interest in play and normal activities of childhood hastens convalescence." Medium format nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Cars on California: 1921

Cars on California: 1921

San Francisco, 1921. "California Street east from Montgomery." 8x10 nitrate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley/Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

A Growing Family: 1938

A Growing Family: 1938

November 1938. "Family of rural rehabilitation client (last seen here). Tulare County, Calif. Husband also works about ten days a month outside the farm, is 26 years old, wife 22, three small children. Been in California five years." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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