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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

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.

 

Hine Junior High: 1925

Hine Junior High: 1925

February 19, 1925. Washington, D.C. The Hine Junior High School girls' basketball team. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company. View full size.

 

A Motley Crew: 1908

A Motley Crew: 1908

August 1908. "Night Shift Leaving for Home. Indiana Glass Works, 8 a.m." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Chinatown: 1900

Chinatown: 1900

San Francisco circa 1900. "Chinatown. The street of the gamblers at night." Nitrate transparency by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 
 
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