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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Blinds, Frames: 1940

Blinds, Frames: 1940

April 1940. "Dubuque, Iowa. Sash and door mill." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. It's a Vachon-a-rama here at Shorpy, thanks to high-resolution versions of this photographer's 35mm work being recently made available online by the Library of Congress. View full size.

 

A good smoke

I'm old enough to recall the billowing smokestack being a symbol of prosperity.

 
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