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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Co-op: 1941

Co-op: 1941

1941. Grain elevators in Caldwell, Idaho. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Flower Lady: c. 1902

Flower Lady: c. 1902

A glamour photograph of a girl posing with flowers. Photograph by J. Maurer, c. 1902. View full size.

 

Eskimo Children: c. 1908

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Eskimo Children: c. 1908

Five small Eskimo children sit bundled in fur garments. Photographed by Frank H. Nowell, the official photographer for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, c. 1908. View full size.

 

Lillian Lee: 1908

Lillian Lee: 1908

July 17, 1908. Actors field day benefit for the New York Home for Destitute Crippled Children. Lillian Lee at the Polo Grounds "as first base." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

The Lumberjack Song: 1918

The Lumberjack Song: 1918

April 17, 1918. Army Signal Corps music-makers in a logging camp bunkhouse at Hoquiam, Washington. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. Starting in 1917 the Army sent 10,000 soldiers to Oregon and Washington logging camps to cut timber as part of an effort to harvest 10 million board-feet of spruce a month for aircraft construction.

 

Happy Campers: 1917

Happy Campers: 1917

July 16, 1917. Peekskill, New York. "Boys' shower, State Camp for Field Training." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

War Camp: 1918

War Camp: 1918

June 22, 1918. "War Camp Canteen." Sailors and Victrola, location unknown. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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