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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE CITY OF RUINS AND ROSES, c. 1930

This Land Is Your Land: 1939

This Land Is Your Land: 1939

June 1939. Lincoln County, Oklahoma. Camp of migrant workers near Prague. View full size. Medium-format negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

E.B. and P.P.: 1921

E.B. and P.P.: 1921

"Edwards boy and P.P. Claxton." Our mysterious lad continues his tour of Washington in early 1921 with a visit to the offices of the federal commissioner of education, Philander P. Claxton. View full size. National Photo Co. Collection.

 

Votes for Women: 1913

Votes for Women: 1913

Elizabeth Freeman, dressed as a gypsy, during a February, 1913, suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. Photo from the Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Help Is On the Way: 1915

Help Is On the Way: 1915

"Mine Rescuer" circa 1915. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Child of the Depression: 1935

Child of the Depression: 1935

A farm child whose family resettled on the Bosque Farms project in New Mexico. Photograph by Dorothea Lange, 1935. View full size.

 

Zuni Girl: c. 1903

Zuni Girl: c. 1903

A Zuni Native-American girl with a pottery jar. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, c. 1903. View full size.

 

America Calls For More: 1942

America Calls For More: 1942

Julien Case in the county agent's office in Florence, Alabama. Photographed by Arthur Rothstein in 1942 while documenting Tennessee Valley Authority work. View full size.

 
 
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