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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Mrs. Wardlaw: 1939

Mrs. Wardlaw: 1939

October 1939. Mrs. Wardlow [Wardlaw] at the Society of Friends church. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

730 West Winnebago: 1936

730 West Winnebago: 1936

April 1936. View from living quarters at 730 West Winnebago Street, looking back down the alley. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. View full size. Photo by Carl Mydans.

 

L Street Alleyway: 1935

L Street Alleyway: 1935

November 1935. Alley near L Street NW with Blake School in background. Washington, D.C. View full size. Photograph by Carl Mydans.

 

Dead Ox Flat: 1939

Dead Ox Flat: 1939

October 1939. "Mrs. Hull, in one-room basement dugout home. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon." View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Home Is Where the Tent Is: 1939

Home Is Where the Tent Is: 1939

October 1939. "The Fairbanks family has moved to three different places on the project in one year." Willow Creek area, Malheur County, Oregon. Photograph by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ola Baby: 1939

Ola Baby: 1939

October 1939. Wife and baby of of the Ola self-help sawmill co-op president in the doorway of their home. Gem County, Idaho. View full size. Scanned from a 4x5 inch nitrate negative photographed by Dorothea Lange.

 

Spud Cellar: 1939

Spud Cellar: 1939

October 1939. Tavern on main street of potato town during harvest season. Merrill, Oregon. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 
 
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