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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Redlands Oranges: 1943

Redlands Oranges: 1943

March 1943. Drying oranges at a co-op packing plant in Redlands, California. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano, taken during his trip from Chicago to California on a Santa Fe freight train.

 

Back to School: 1936

Back to School: 1936

Untitled, fall 1936. Schoolchildren probably in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Neighboring frames show views of Amoskeag, "the French section" of that city.) View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the FSA.

 

Bank Shot: 1940

Bank Shot: 1940

May 1940. A friendly game in a Scranton, Iowa, poolroom. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Passing the Time: 1935

Passing the Time: 1935

October 1935. Another scene from the post office and store at Nethers, Virginia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA.

 

Nethers: 1935

Nethers: 1935

October 1935. The post office at Nethers, Virginia, in Shenandoah National Park. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA.

 

Tracks in the Snow: 1942

Tracks in the Snow: 1942

December 1942. Three West Coast streamliners in the Chicago & North Western yards at Chicago. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

City of Los Angeles: 1942

City of Los Angeles: 1942

Detail from Jack Delano's shot of the C&NW railyards in December 1942, and streamliners City of Denver and City of Los Angeles. View full size.

 
 
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