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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Tennessee Troubadour: 1935

Tennessee Troubadour: 1935

October 1935. Street musician in Maynardville, Tennessee. View full size. Photograph by Ben Shahn. Another shot here. Scan from 35mm nitrate negative.

 

Nanty Glo Slag Pickers: 1937

Nanty Glo Slag Pickers: 1937

Boys salvaging coal from the slag heaps at Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. 1937. They get 10 cents for each hundred-pound sack. View full size. Photo by Ben Shahn.

Itchy & Scratchy: 1938

Itchy & Scratchy: 1938

Summer 1938. Drugstore in Newark, Ohio. View full size. Photograph by Ben Shahn. Image scanned from 35mm nitrate negative.

 

Passing Remark: 1938

Passing Remark: 1938

August 1938. "Citizens of Columbus, Ohio." View full size. Photograph by Ben Shahn. Image scanned from 35mm nitrate negative.

 

Kentucky: 1935

Kentucky: 1935

October 1935. Coal miner in Jenkins, Kentucky. View full size. Photograph by Ben Shahn. Image scanned from 35mm nitrate negative.

 

Buena: 1939

Buena: 1939

The small town of Buena, Washington, in Yakima County, one of the country's top farming regions. August 1939. View full size. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

 

Imperial Valley: 1937

Imperial Valley: 1937

March 1937. Migratory Mexican field worker's home next to pea field. Imperial Valley, California. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 
 
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