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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Matinee: 1939

Matinee: 1939

"Belzoni, Miss., in the Delta area. Oct. 1939. Negro man entering movie theater by 'Colored' entrance." Photo and caption by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Our Cigar Department

Our Cigar Department

The cigar and candy counter at People's Drug Store, 7th and M Streets, Washington, D.C. Photo taken after 1909 by National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Street Games: 1909

Street Games: 1909

Children playing in street in New York City. From the George Grantham Bain Collection, April 2, 1909. View full size.

 

Interstate Commerce Express Wagon

Interstate Commerce Express Wagon

An express wagon for "Interstate Commerce" stands ready in New York City. From the George Grantham Bain collection. November 1910. View full size.

 

Student Nurse: 1942

Student Nurse: 1942

Lydia Monroe of Ringold, Louisiana, is a student nurse at Provident Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Her father is a machinist at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company. Photo by Jack Delano, March, 1942. View full size.

 

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: 1942

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: 1942

A baby is restrained for an X-ray at Provident Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Jack Delano, March, 1942. View full size.

 

Intern: 1942

Intern: 1942

Dr. S.J. Jackson, an intern, is ready to go into the operating room to assist in an operation at Provident Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Jack Delano, March, 1942. View full size.

 
 
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