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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Match Point: 1943

Match Point: 1943

October 1943. Washington, D.C. A Woodrow Wilson High School student waiting to use the tennis court. View full size. Photograph by Esther Bubley.

 

The New Look: 1943

The New Look: 1943

October 1943. Washington, D.C. "Sweaters and long ropes of beads are popular with the girls at Woodrow Wilson High School." View full size. Photograph by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

 

Lunch With Lynn and Hugh: 1943

Lunch With Lynn and Hugh: 1943

December 1943. Washington, D.C. "Hugh and Lynn Massman eating lunch at a cafeteria after a day of sightseeing. Their eight-week-old son is being taken care of at the United Nations service center nursery." View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

 

Vermont Marble: 1910

Vermont Marble: 1910

September 1910. Boy running a hoist at Vermont Marble Company in Center Rutland. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Proctor, Vermont: 1910

Proctor, Vermont: 1910

September 1910. Boy working at Vermont Marble Company in Proctor. Very illiterate. View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Addie Card: 1910

Addie Card: 1910

February 1910. Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, Vermont. Girls in mill say she is ten years. She admitted to me she was twelve; that she started during school vacation and would "stay." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

The Red Socks: 1942

The Red Socks: 1942

October 1942. Yet another still from the Technicolor pajama party that was the American aircraft industry in World War II: "Women at work on bomber, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 
 
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