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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Strawberry Plains: 1863

Strawberry Plains: 1863

December 1863. Bridge at Strawberry Plains, 20 miles northeast of Knoxville. Wet-plate glass negative by George N. Barnard, half of stereo pair. "These photographs are of the Siege of Knoxville, Nov.-Dec. 1863. The difficult strategic situation of the Federal armies after Chickamauga enabled Bragg to detach a force under Longstreet which aimed to drive Burnside out of East Tennessee and did shut him up in Knoxville, which he defended successfully. These views, taken after Longstreet's withdrawal on December 3, include one of Strawberry Plains, which was on his line of retreat. Barnard was photographer of the chief engineer's office, Military Division of the Mississippi, and his views were transmitted with the report of the chief engineer of Burnside's army, April 11, 1864. View full size.

 

Greene County: 1941

Greene County: 1941

May 1941. Going to town on a Saturday afternoon in Greene County, Georgia. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Friday Night: 1909

Friday Night: 1909

9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 1909. Newark, N.J. Nicholas Giuseppi, 65 River St. Sells until later than this. View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Next Stop: 2007

Next Stop: 2007

September 15, 1922. Clarence Sherrill, son of the Washington, D.C., superintendent of public buildings. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Missouri Farms: 1938

Missouri Farms: 1938

August 1938. Child studying in school. Southeast Missouri Farms, Missouri. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Williams County I: 1937

Williams County I: 1937

November 1937. Pupil in rural school. Williams County, North Dakota. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Williams County II: 1937

Williams County II: 1937

November 1937. Pupil in rural school. Williams County, North Dakota. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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