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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

New York: 1908

New York: 1908

The New York of 1908 as seen from the 33rd floor of the Metropolitan Life building. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Pin Boy: 1911

Pin Boy: 1911

October 1911. Lowell, Massachusetts. "Joseph Philip, 5 Wall Street, pin boy in Les Miserables Bowling Alley, said 11 years old and worked until midnight every night. Said he made $2.25 last week and $1.76 the week before." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Santa Fe Diesel: 1943

Santa Fe Diesel: 1943

March 1943. Washing one of the Santa Fe R.R. 5,400-horsepower diesel freight locomotives in the roundhouse at Argentine, Kansas. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Air Circus: 1923

Air Circus: 1923

Sept. 24, 1923. Watching the planes at the Bolling Field Air Circus in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company collection, View full size.

 

Give Him The Best You've Got: 1942

Give Him The Best You've Got: 1942

Kenneth Hall, a Tennessee Valley Authority worker, eating lunch. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein, June 1942. View full size.

 

Coney Island: c. 1904

Coney Island: c. 1904

Visitors stroll on the boardwalk at Dreamland, Coney Island, N.Y., c. 1904. View full size.

 

Project Management: 1958

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Project Management: 1958

Movie theater projectionist somewhere in the Washingon, D.C., area. Photograph by Marion S. Trikosko, 1958. View full size.

 
 
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