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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Christmas in August: 1942

Christmas in August: 1942

August 1942. First snow of the season in the foothills of the Little Belt Mountains. Lewis and Clark National Forest, Meagher County, Montana. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

A Candle In Every Window

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A Candle In Every Window

Join the Red Cross and on Christmas Eve a candle in every window, a service flag for every home. A 1917 membership poster for the Red Cross. The artwork is by L.N. Britton. View full size.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Learning to ski in Quebec. No date is recorded for the photograph from the Bain News Service. View full size.

 

They Like Winter in New York State

They Like Winter in New York State

A Federal Art Project poster promoting winter sports in New York: "They like winter in New York State. The state that has everything." The poster was created by Jack Rivlota between 1936 and 1941. View full size.

 

The Boys of Bridgeton: 1909

The Boys of Bridgeton: 1909

Workers at the More-Jones Glass Co. in Bridgeton, N.J. Small boy in the middle is Harry Simpkins. The photograph is by Lewis Wickes Hine, who described the work conditions as, "dirty, noisome." November 1909. View full size.

 

Fort Knox: 1942

Fort Knox: 1942

June 1942. M-3 tank crews at Fort Knox, Kentucky. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information.

 

House of Tires: 1940

House of Tires: 1940

March 1940. Secondhand tires for sale at a gas station in San Marcos, Texas. View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 
 
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