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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Stop: 1943

Stop: 1943

January 1943. "Indiana Harbor Belt R.R. switchman demonstrating signal with a fusee, used at twilight and dawn when visibility is poor. This signal means stop." Calumet City, Ill. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Harvest Time: 1937

Harvest Time: 1937

1937. Salvaging coal from the slag heap at Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. Coal pickers get 10 cents for each hundred-pound sack or two dollars a ton. One man can make from 10 to 20 sacks a day. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn.

 

J.E. Wright: 1921

J.E. Wright: 1921

Washington, D.C, 1921. "J.E. Wright, Gallaudet Class of 1921." View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 

Fulton Fish Market: 1944

Fulton Fish Market: 1944

1944. Fulton Fish Market, New York. "Orders being loaded at Teddy's." Photo by Al Aumuller. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection. View full size.

 

Little Fattie: 1910

Little Fattie: 1910

May 9, 1910. St. Louis, Mo. "Newsboy. Little Fattie. Less than 40 inches high, 6 years old. Been at it one year." View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Killing Machine: 1942

Killing Machine: 1942

June 1942. Army tank driver at Fort Knox, Kentucky. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Bibb Mill Girls: 1909

Bibb Mill Girls: 1909

January 19, 1909. Macon, Georgia. "Some adolescents in Bibb Mill No. 1." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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