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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Thingamabobs for Victory: 1943

Thingamabobs for Victory: 1943

February 1943. "Capping and inspecting tubing that goes into the manufacture of the 'Vengeance' A-31 dive bomber made at Consolidated-Vultee's Nashville division." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. View full size.

 

Bonjour, My Pet: 1910

Bonjour, My Pet: 1910

July/Aug. 9, 1910: The French actress Polaire, her little blind dog and the young man she provocatively called her "slave." Newspapers of the day were a bit more circumspect. The Washington Post of April 11, 1915: "Mlle. Polaire has been chief- ly remarkable for her tiny waist, her jewels, her black footman and her dashing originality in any role of life." Full size. G.G. Bain Collection. More here.

 

Memorial Day: 1942

Memorial Day: 1942

May 1942. Patriotic display at the Beecher Street School in Southington, Conn. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Fenno Jacobs.

 

Mustang in Flight: 1942

Mustang in Flight: 1942

P-51 "Mustang" fighter in flight near the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation. October 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Angel of History: 1943

Angel of History: 1943

B-24 bomber assembly hall, location unspecified. April 1943. View full size.

 

Fulton Fish Market: 1954

Fulton Fish Market: 1954

Still life with ice and shrimp: The Fulton Fish Market in 1954. View full size. Photograph by Walter Albertin of the New York World Telegram.

 

Tuskegee Airmen: 1945

Tuskegee Airmen: 1945

332nd Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. March 1945. Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn. View full size. Photograph by Toni Frissell.

 
 
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