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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

Baby Carrier: 1890s

Baby Carrier: 1890s

"Lawrence, Mrs. G.W. -- between February 1894 and February 1901." 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

Madonna of the Hops: 1939

Madonna of the Hops: 1939

August 1939. Yakima Valley, Washington. "Champion hop picker in squatter camp before the season opens. Earned five dollars a day in the 1938 season. Age 23, been on the road seven years. Married. 'I think I did pretty well, only have one baby. Want to get out of this living like a dog'." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Rolling Dead: 1921

The Rolling Dead: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Dorris 6-80 touring sedan at Spreckels Mansion." Latest entry in the Shorpy Compendium of Cretaceous Conveyances; by 1924 the Dorris would be extinct. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Two Mothers: 1966

Two Mothers: 1966

My mother and my father's mother on a chilly January day in 1966. Kodachrome slide I took in Calpella, California, where my grandfather raised grapes from 1915 to 1953. View full size.

Junior League: 1954

Junior League: 1954

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1954. "Louise Mullin" is all it says here. Regardless, we seem to have a quorum. Let the meeting come to order! 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

Facts on File: 1950

Facts on File: 1950

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1950. "Library -- Jean Hollis." Cited by one source as "head of Reference Division, Bradley Memorial Library." 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Dime-Store Jewels: 1941

Dime-Store Jewels: 1941

December 1941. Washington, D.C. "Christmas shopping. Salesgirls at Wool­worth's." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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