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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

The Summer of ’41

The Summer of ’41

July 1941. Sun bathers at the park swimming pool in Caldwell, Idaho. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Coney Island Bathers

Coney Island Bathers

On the beach at New York's Coney Island circa 1910-1915. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Luna Park: 1913

Luna Park: 1913

May 19, 1913. Promenaders at Luna Park, "The Heart of Coney Island." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

The Teaser: 1911

The Teaser: 1911

June 13, 1911. "The Teaser," a ride at Coney Island's Luna Park. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Surf Avenue: 1913

Surf Avenue: 1913

July 16, 1913. Surf Avenue on Coney Island, with Feltman's Clam Bake on the left. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2007

We'll start the day with a selection of working kids snapped by Lewis Hine, whose photographs, 100 years after they were taken, seem to exist in eerily infinite supply.

 

Bread Brothers: 1917

Bread Brothers: 1917

February 1, 1917. Vincenzo Messina, 15 years old, and brother Angelo, 11 years old, baking bread for their father at 174 Salem Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Vincenzo is working nights now. Angelo helps a great deal, tends store and helps bake, too. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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