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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

On the Brink: 1906

On the Brink: 1906

1906. "North from Brink Wood, Pen Mar Park, Maryland." With William Henry Jackson himself about to go snap. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Working Dad: 1955

Working Dad: 1955

March 1955. "Men participating in family life. Includes women and children standing by window waving to men as they leave for work." Photo by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine assignment "Male Behavior." View full size.

Mill Maids: 1913

Mill Maids: 1913

November 1913. "Some of the young workers (not the youngest) in the Kosciusko Cotton Mills. Superintendent objected to my taking photographs. Location: Kosciusko, Mississippi." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Mona Lisa: 1920

Mona Lisa: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Studebaker Special Six touring car at Mona Lisa apartments." Fitted with yet another variation on the "California top." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Tots in Transit: 1943

Tots in Transit: 1943

September 1943. "Washington Court House, Ohio. Mothers with their babies waiting at the Greyhound bus depot." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Say Cheese: 1962

Say Cheese: 1962

Here's my contribution to that popular Shorpy genre, the unsmiling-group photo. In this case, it's because I told them all to stay verrrry still for the brief time exposure. I was using the only camera had access to at the time that could do that, an old c.1935 Kodak Junior Six-16. The negative is long gone, so I scanned this from a period print.

My mother is standing in the back at center, and we're in the Larkspur, California home of our friends, the man on the couch with the shillelagh and his wife seated at right. At the left is their daughter and her husband. She was recently seen in this same wainscoted room here. The only one who moved during the exposure, probably because she's trying to restrain her squirming pomeranian, is our neighbor at upper right, the mother of one of my childhood chums. I may have known who the other couple was at one time, but no more. View full size.

Employee of the Week: 1909

Employee of the Week: 1909

May 1909. Burlington, Vermont. "Jo Bodeon, a 'back-roper' in the mule room, Chace Cotton Mill." More accurately known as Joseph Beaudoine (1894-1958), last glimpsed here. Gelatin silver print by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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