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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Ebbets Field: 1920

Ebbets Field: 1920

"Crowd at Ebbets Field. Oct. 5, 1920." In the first game of the 1920 World Series between the Indians and Dodgers, the final score was Cleveland 3, Brooklyn 1. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Pulaski County: 1935

Pulaski County: 1935

October 1935. Cotton pickers in Pulaski County, Arkansas. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Home of Eva: 1939

Home of Eva: 1939

More from the 1939 carnival in Bozeman, Montana. View full size. 35mm negative by Arthur Rothstein, who by the time the decade was out had photo- graphed pretty much every square inch of North America. Anyone got a dime?

 

Sixty Special: 1941

Sixty Special: 1941

July 1941. Cadillac Fleetwood parked on a Chicago street. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Rear Window: 1938

Rear Window: 1938

July 1938. Back alley showing housing conditions in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA.

 

Evicted: 1939

Evicted: 1939

January 1939. An evicted sharecropper among his possessions in New Madrid County, Missouri. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein.

 

Ambridge Alley: 1938

Ambridge Alley: 1938

July 1938. Another view of "housing conditions in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, home of the American Bridge Company." View full size. Photo by Arthur Rothstein. While I guess the point here is the decrepit nature of the neighborhood, it looks to have been a great place to grow up. Like something from a Neil Simon play.

 
 
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