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Meet Me at the Fair: 1942

Meet Me at the Fair: 1942

May 1942. Amusement park outside Southington, Connecticut. View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Fenno Jacobs, Farm Security Administration.

 

Washday: 1942

Washday: 1942

January 1942. Young woman at the community laundry Saturday afternoon. Farm Security Administration camp at Robstown, Texas. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA.

 

Flying Lessons: 1943

Flying Lessons: 1943

June 1943. Maneuvering in close formation at the Civil Air Patrol base at Bar Harbor, Maine. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier.

 

Southington: 1942

Southington: 1942

May 1942. Offices of the Southington News in Southington, Connecticut. 3x4 Kodachrome transparency by Fenno Jacobs for the OWI. View full size. After researching this post we find that stop signs in the U.S. were yellow until 1954.

 

Harmonica Boy: 1937

Harmonica Boy: 1937

1937. "Boy playing mouth organ. Penderlea Homesteads, North Carolina." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ready to Rock: 1937

Ready to Rock: 1937

1937. Cabinetmaker's workshop in Skyline Farms, Alabama. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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