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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Grand Union: 1952

Grand Union: 1952

April 29, 1952. The Grand Union supermarket at 100 Broadway in East Paterson, New Jersey. View full size. 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner.

 

Miller Time: 1935

Miller Time: 1935

October 1935. Workers coming off the job at Consolidated Coal in Jenkins, Kentucky. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the FSA.

 

Future Biker: 1935

Future Biker: 1935

October 1935 in Omar, West Virginia. A better view of the motorcycle seen two posts down. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the FSA.

 

Omar: 1935

Omar: 1935

October 1935. A street scene in the mining town of Omar, West Virginia. 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Casino Matinee: 1935

Casino Matinee: 1935

October 1935. Matinee at the Casino Cinema in Amite City, Louisiana. Among the current offerings: Laurel and Hardy in "Tit for Tat." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Sunday in the Park: 1942

Sunday in the Park: 1942

New York's Central Park on a Sunday in September 1942, with the twin towers of the San Remo apartments in the background. View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

 

Lynn & Hugh: 1943

Lynn & Hugh: 1943

December 1943. Hugh and Lynn Massman sightseeing on their first day in Washington. Their baby, Joey, is being taken care of in the nursery at the United Nations service center. View full size. Caption and medium-format safety negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

 
 
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