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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

Kate's Room: 1946

Kate's Room: 1946

Oct. 29, 1946. "Paul Mellon, residence in Upperville, Virginia. Daughter's room, to chest." The daughter would be Catherine Mellon, whose brother Timothy's room we saw here. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Tall Ships: 1900

Tall Ships: 1900

Pensacola Bay circa 1900. "Pensacola Harbor, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Marlene: 1952

Marlene: 1952

March 1952. "Marlene Dietrich makes her stage debut in Chicago." Color transparency by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

Cabbage Patch Kids: 1943

Cabbage Patch Kids: 1943

June 1943. Oswego, New York. "Children recruited for farm work during the summer, waiting to start for work outside the U.S. Employment Service." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Braking Point: 1932

Braking Point: 1932

Los Angeles traffic cop/actor/chef Tom Jensen again, in the second photo of this exciting series, scanned by Shorpy member Cazzorla. View full size.

The Tubularity: 1940

The Tubularity: 1940

October 1940. "Painting the cylinders of aircraft motors at the Pratt & Whitney plant. East Hartford, Conn." Nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Tim's Room: 1946

Tim's Room: 1946

October 29, 1946. "Paul Mellon, residence in Upperville, Virginia. Tim's room." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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