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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Charles and Anne: 1929

Charles and Anne: 1929

September 18, 1929. "Lindbergh & wife." Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, four months after they married. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Ketchin-Up-Boy: 1908

Ketchin-Up-Boy: 1908

October 1908. Fairmont, W.Va. Monongah Glass Co. Jo Before, a glassworks boy going home, 5 p.m. He says he is 12 years old, and has been at it one year. Is a "ketchin-up-boy" for 70 cents a day; says glass business is all right. Asked if he was going to be a glassblower when he grows up, he said, "Sure!" Goes to school; asked if he had to, he answered "Don't unless I want to"; asked why he went then, said, "Want to learns something." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Everybody Go to the Ball Game: 1923

Everybody Go to the Ball Game: 1923

May 2, 1923. "Denby and Boys Club." Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby, who had a role in the Teapot Dome scandal. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

On the Town: 1943

On the Town: 1943

1943. Sailors at the natural history museum in Washington, D.C. View full size. Medium-format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

 

Brain Test: 1925

Brain Test: 1925

August 17, 1925. "Students of George Washington University in brain test." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Seedlings: 1940

Seedlings: 1940

July 1940. Children of migrant agricultural workers in Berrien County, Michigan. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA.

 

Hinkletown: 1942

Hinkletown: 1942

March 1942. Hinkletown, Pennsylvania (vicinity). "Deutsch school" held in a Mennonite church. Nitrate negative by John Collier for the FSA. View full size.

 
 
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