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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

The Old Swimming Hole: 1941

The Old Swimming Hole: 1941

July 1941. Swimming hole at Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania. View full size. Photograph by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Republic Steel: 1941

Republic Steel: 1941

November 1941. Eastern Bessemer converter at Republic Steel in Youngstown, Ohio. Molten iron is charged with air to change it into steel for war essentials. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Fort Knox: 1942

Fort Knox: 1942

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

 

Whoosh: 1942

Whoosh: 1942

December 1942. Time exposure of repair tracks of the Chicago & North Western R.R. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Hanna Furnaces: 1942

Hanna Furnaces: 1942

November 1942. Hanna furnaces of the Great Lakes Steel Corporation, Detroit. General view showing tank which stores gas from the coke oven. Square building and extension in middle ground is where coal is fed to a feeder belt and then transferred to a storage place on top of the coke oven. The coal is then dropped into three inverted bottle-like containers and from there fed directly into the coke ovens. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel.

 

Great Lakes Steel: 1942

Great Lakes Steel: 1942

November 1942. "Hanna furnaces of the Great Lakes Steel Corp., Detroit. Coal pusher apparatus with coal storage building seen in the fog which constantly hangs over the plant." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel. View full size.

 

American Girl: 1920

American Girl: 1920

"Miss Smith and Dolls." Emily Smith (1901-1980), daughter of New York Gov. Al Smith, circa 1919-21. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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