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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

N and Union: 1942

N and Union: 1942

Shulman's Market at N and Union Streets SW, Washington. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Louise Rosskam. We've gotten a lot of inquiries asking: Why do you colorize the photos? The answer is: They are not colorized. These photographs were taken on Kodachrome film, invented waaay back in the 1930s. Color photography in general goes back more than 100 years.

 

Shulman's Market: 1942

Shulman's Market: 1942

Shulman's Market at N and Union Street SW, Washington. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Louise Rosskam. Alternate view. In one of the many comments for this post, an alert FOS (Friend of Shorpy) points out the posters of Axis leaders Mussolini, Hitler and Admiral Yamamoto in the window. Along the bottom of each it says What do YOU say America?

 

The Cincinnati Kid

The Cincinnati Kid

"Negro boy near Cincinnati." 1942 or 1943. View full size. Medium-format Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon.

 

Sunray: 1942

Sunray: 1942

Worker at carbon black plant. Sunray, Texas. 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon.

 

Proviso Yard Switchman: 1943

Proviso Yard Switchman: 1943

Switchman at the Chicago & Northwestern R.R. Proviso Yard, Chicago. April 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

40th Street Yard: 1942

40th Street Yard: 1942

Locomotives lined up for coal, sand and water at the coaling station in the 40th Street yard of the Chicago & Northwestern R.R. December 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Pie Town Quilt II

Pie Town Quilt II

Mrs. Stagg helps her husband in the field with plowing, planting, weeding corn and harvesting beans. She quilts while she rests during the noon hour. Pie Town, N.M. October 1940. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee.

 
 
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