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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

Maynardville Men: 1935

Maynardville Men: 1935

October 1935. Men of Maynardville, Tennessee. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative. Photograph by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Finger First Aid: 1917

Finger First Aid: 1917

February 1, 1917. An injured finger gets bandaged in the infirmary of the Hood Rubber Co. in Cambridge, Mass. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Southern Gothic: 1830-1960

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Southern Gothic: 1830-1960

Stair to attic from the second-floor hallway at Woodburn, a circa 1830 plantation house in South Carolina, before its restoration in 1960. View full size. Photograph by Jack Boucher, Historic American Buildings Survey.

 

The Stuff Under the Stairs

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The Stuff Under the Stairs

Detail view of this shot of the attic stairs at Woodburn. Photograph by Jack Boucher, Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

Woodburn: 1960

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Woodburn: 1960

Entrance hall and stair at Woodburn, a circa 1830 plantation house at Pendleton, South Carolina, before its restoration in 1960. View full size. Photograph by Jack Boucher, Historic American Buildings Survey.

 

Merilda: 1911

Merilda: 1911

September 1911. Merilda carrying cranberries at Eldridge Bog near Rochester, Mass. Witness Richard K. Conant. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Straw Bed Shack: 1909

Straw Bed Shack: 1909

Circa 1909. Straw beds and footlockers in shack occupied by berry pickers. Anne Arundel County, Maryland. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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