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

George Lane: 1942

George Lane: 1942

April 1942. "Sixty-year-old George Lane, former house painter, is a valuable worker in the De Land, Florida, industrial pool [of small machine shops]. He served in the last war with the British Army from Vimy Ridge to the Occupation. Two of his sons are in the American Army, one with the Air Corps in Australia. His daughter volunteered for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Seven of his nephews are in the British Army. Using his old skill with the brush, he is now painting De Land pool products." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information.

 

Springfield Tanners: 1938

Springfield Tanners: 1938

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

 

Portrait of Caroline: 1939

Portrait of Caroline: 1939

A closeup of Caroline Atwater, seen earlier this week, in the doorway of her kitchen in Orange County, North Carolina. View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Burnt District: 1865

Burnt District: 1865

April 1865. "Burnt District, Richmond, Virginia. Ruins in the State Arsenal yard." View full size. Half of a wet-plate glass stereograph.

 

Low Noon: 1936

Low Noon: 1936

March 1936. "Heavy black clouds of dust rising over the Texas Panhandle." 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

And Then This Time at Scout Camp: 1917

And Then This Time at Scout Camp: 1917

July 16, 1917. An exciting game of "mumble-the-peg" at scout camp outside New York City. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

The Chicago Kid: 1941

The Chicago Kid: 1941

April 1941. South Side Chicago boy. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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