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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

B-25 Over California: 1942

B-25 Over California: 1942

October 1942. North American Aviation B-25 medium bomber 41-12823 over the mountains near Inglewood, California. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Mark Sherwood for the Office of War Information.

 

Taos County: 1943

Taos County: 1943

Spring 1943. Taos County, New Mexico. The J.D. Leon general store in Cerro. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier. View full size | Say hi to the dogs.

 

Christmas Shoppers in New York

Christmas Shoppers in New York

Christmas shoppers in New York City. Photo from the Bain News Service collection, between 1910 and 1915. View full size.

 

Hopi Girls: c. 1900

Hopi Girls: c. 1900

Two Hopi girls sit on the ground eating melons. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, c. 1900. View full size.

 

 

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Meet Me at the Fair: 1942

Meet Me at the Fair: 1942

May 1942. Amusement park outside Southington, Connecticut. View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Fenno Jacobs, Farm Security Administration.

 

Washday: 1942

Washday: 1942

January 1942. Young woman at the community laundry Saturday afternoon. Farm Security Administration camp at Robstown, Texas. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA.

 
 
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