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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Hit the Grit: 1905

Hit the Grit: 1905

Circa 1905. "Tramps fighting on R.R. train -- Get down and hit the grit." Bain News Service reproduction of a Brown Bros. print. View full size.

 

Dandelions and Daisies: 1943

Dandelions and Daisies: 1943

A springtime carpet of dandelions and daisies in Vermont, June 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier. I see clover and daisies, but nothing that looks very dandeliony to me. Are the orange flowers dandelions?

 

Made for Each Other: 1942

Made for Each Other: 1942

Preparing a model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel at North American Aviation's plant at Inglewood, California. October 1942. The model maker holds an exact miniature reproduction of the type of bomb the plane will carry. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Dark Circus: 1913

Dark Circus: 1913

Preparing for Circus Week at Madison Square Garden, New York. March 21, 1913. 5x7 glass plate negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Vacation Circus: 1915

Vacation Circus: 1915

"Vacation Circus," circa 1915. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Scale Model: 1942

Scale Model: 1942

Preparing a model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel at North American Aviation's plant at Inglewood, California. October 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. More here and here.

 

The Little Foxes: 1910

The Little Foxes: 1910

Carnegie Playground, Fifth Avenue, New York. Circa 1910. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

 
 
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