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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

On the Waterfront: 1941

On the Waterfront: 1941

December 1941. Along the waterfront of Christiansted, Saint Croix, in the Virgin Islands. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Seed and Feed: 1942

Seed and Feed: 1942

"Seed and Feed store in Lincoln, Nebraska." Another view of the Grand Grocery farm store in 1942. "The apples, oranges and grapefruit are surplus commodities" sold at very low prices. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration.

 

Etna: 1941

Etna: 1941

November 1941. Iron ore piles and blast furnaces of the Carnegie-Illinois steel mill in Etna, Pennsylvania. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

The Summer of ’41

The Summer of ’41

July 1941. Sun bathers at the park swimming pool in Caldwell, Idaho. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Coney Island Bathers

Coney Island Bathers

On the beach at New York's Coney Island circa 1910-1915. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Luna Park: 1913

Luna Park: 1913

May 19, 1913. Promenaders at Luna Park, "The Heart of Coney Island." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

The Teaser: 1911

The Teaser: 1911

June 13, 1911. "The Teaser," a ride at Coney Island's Luna Park. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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