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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

New Brunswick: 1936

New Brunswick: 1936

February 1936. "Narrow street in New Brunswick, New Jersey." View full size. 3¼x4¼ nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Old Brunswick


Square in front of the Martinikirche
Braunschweig
a painting by Cornelis Springer

Picks and Shovels

The men appear to be chipping away and removing compressed snow and ice from the cobblestones. Note the pile of picks and shovels lying in front of the lumber company, possibly for volunteers to use. Interestingly, a coat hanging in the centre right of the picture appears to be hanging from a faint white line which traverses the picture, and is more visible under magnification.

[That's a scratch in the emulsion. - Dave]

 
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