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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Mr. Peanut: 1943

Mr. Peanut: 1943

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland -- peanut stand." Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sad: 1937

Sad: 1937

June 1937. "Abandoned cafe in Carey, Texas. Carey is fast becoming a ghost town of the Texas plains." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Grass Routes: 1940

Grass Routes: 1940

July 1940. "Boys in Natchitoches, Louisiana, folding papers before delivering them in the afternoon." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Our Man in Montana: 1941

Our Man in Montana: 1941

August 1941. "Cowboy on a ranch horse in the corral at Quarter Circle U, Brewster-Arnold Ranch Company. Birney, Montana." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Daddy WAS a Fireman: 1928

Daddy WAS a Fireman: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Fire Dept. truck decorating." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pianissima: 1929

Pianissima: 1929

Washington, D.C., 1929. "Miss Styron." Sade Coghill Styron (1889-1982), "well-known authority on old music." 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

A Taller Baller: 1928

A Taller Baller: 1928

Washington, D.C. "Dunn, G.U. '28." Georgetown University forward John Dunn. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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