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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FIND THE RANGE OF YOUR PATRIOTISM

Nebrewska: 1938

Nebrewska: 1938

November 1938. "Saloon and liquor store near Cudahy packing plant. South Omaha, Nebraska." Metz on the left, Blatz on the right. Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Loan Ranger: 1938

Loan Ranger: 1938

November 1938. "Loan companies on lower Douglas Street. Omaha, Nebraska." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Chore Warriors: 1862

Chore Warriors: 1862

May 1862. "Yorktown, Virginia (vicinity). Servants at Prince de Joinville's quarters." Wet plate glass negative by James F. Gibson. View full size.

 

Field Hospital: 1862

Field Hospital: 1862

June 1862. "Fair Oaks, Virginia. Frame house on Fair Oaks battlefield used by Hooker's Division as a hospital." Wet plate negative by James F. Gibson from the main Eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign. View full size.

 

Backslider: 1935

Backslider: 1935

San Francisco, 1935. "Interior Dept. truck -- Studebaker tilt bed on Leavenworth Street." 8x10 inch nitrate negative, formerly of the Marilyn Blaisdell and Wyland Stanley collections. View full size.

 

Holy Mothers: 1942

Holy Mothers: 1942

August 1942. "Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman for 26 years who supports adopted daughter as well as daughter and three grandchildren on an annual salary of $1,080, reading the Bible in her bedroom." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Eleventh and P: 1942

Eleventh and P: 1942

August 1942. Washington, D.C. "Corner store on 11th Street N.W. which is patronized by Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman." Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

American Smelting: 1938

American Smelting: 1938

November 1938. "Largest smelting furnace in the world. Omaha, Nebraska." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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