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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Pretty in Pink: 1952

Pretty in Pink: 1952

Circa 1952, possibly in Indiana. Another image from Set 2 of found 35mm Kodachromes. Note the Cadillac-inspired tacked-on tailfins on the Ford, which we'll tentatively identify as a 1950 Crestliner. View full size.

Right Smart Two Years: 1908

Right Smart Two Years: 1908

October 1908. Gastonia, North Carolina. Boy from Loray Mill. "Been at it right smart two years." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Sad Linty Luther: 1913

Sad Linty Luther: 1913

April 1913. Lindale, Georgia. "Luther Dories. Been doffing some months in Spinning Room #2, Massachusetts Mills. Said 12 years old, but very doubtful. Father and brother work." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Apple Turnover: 1926

Apple Turnover: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926 or 1927. "Liberty Pie Company truck wreck." 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Conrad Espew: 1921

Conrad Espew: 1921

1921. Washington, D.C. "Conrad Espew, George Washington University." 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size. Anyone out there have an old GW yearbook? I wonder if Espew is really anyone's last name.

 

What a Dump: 1943

What a Dump: 1943

May 1943. Pennsylvania R.R. iron ore docks, Cleveland. "After the ore is weighed in the Hulett unloader it is dropped in the waiting hopper cars below." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the OWI. View full size.

 

Jeff Miller: 1913

Jeff Miller: 1913

October 1913. Houston, Texas. "Jeff Miller. A young delivery boy for Magnolia Pharmacy. This is especially bad for him as he has recently returned from the Seabrook Reform School where he had spent a year. He would not tell me why he was sent there." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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