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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Berrien Cherriers: 1940

Berrien Cherriers: 1940

July 1940. "Automobile of migrant cherry pickers. Berrien County, Michigan." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA.

 

Youth Council: 1942

Youth Council: 1942

Spring 1942. Young people at the Imperial County Fair near El Centro, California. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Going Places: 1938

Going Places: 1938

Summer 1938. At the bus station in Marion, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Floyd's Place: 1938

Floyd's Place: 1938

Summer 1938. More of Floyd's Place: "Roadside inn, Central Ohio. The figure of the body, originally distributed to advertise the Newark Indian Mounds, has been redecorated." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the FSA.

 

6 Gals $1

6 Gals $1

Summer 1938. "Tourist signs in Central Ohio." From a series of photos taken along Route 40. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the FSA.

Made in the Shade: 1941

Made in the Shade: 1941

July 1941. Youngsters at the Fourth of July picnic in Vale, Oregon. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Red Robin: 1941

Red Robin: 1941

"Cold drinks on the Fourth of July" at the Red Robin Coffee Shop in Vale, Oregon. The year was 1941. Can we stay just a little longer? View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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