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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • PLUCK MAKES LUCK, 1929

Harlem Beets: 1943

Harlem Beets: 1943

April 1943. "New York, New York. Scene in Harlem area." Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Naval Exercises: 1942

Naval Exercises: 1942

        "Ninety-eight, ninety-nine ... "

July 1942. "U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Midshipmen resting on the lawn." Photo by Lieutenant Whitman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Best Deal in Town: 1936

Best Deal in Town: 1936

    Labor on the left, management on the right. Everyone smile!

June 3, 1936. "J.A. Herzog Pontiac, 17th & Valencia Sts., San Francisco." 8x10 inch acetate negative originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Big Rigs: 1936

Big Rigs: 1936

August 15, 1936. "Sterling trucks in San Francisco." With a chain drive that looks like something off a giant bicycle. 8x10 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Jolly Rancher: 1941

Jolly Rancher: 1941

September 1941. "Frank E. Hagemeister, treasurer of the cooperative association on Scottsbluff Farmsteads, Farm Security Administration project. He has been here since 1937. He came from around Crawford, Nebraska, an extremely dry section with no irrigation." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Polychrome Pulps: 1942

Polychrome Pulps: 1942

This is my colorized version of this Shorpy original. I used a number of sources within the vintage magazine collecting community online to find color images of all of the covers included. All covers are colored accurately with the exception of "Super Sports" which I could not find. I was able to find a number of other issues of "Super Sports" but not the one featured in the picture. I used those as references in an effort to guess at the colors as accurately as possible. View full size.

Frozen: 1906

Frozen: 1906

Detroit circa 1906. "Ice fountain on Washington Boulevard." Yet another per­spec­tive on this monument to hard water. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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