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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NAVY NEEDS YOU IN THE WAVES

Cow Hollow: 1939

Cow Hollow: 1939

October 1939. "Mrs. Sam Cates, wife of Cow Hollow farmer. Malheur County, Oregon." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

 

Loening Amphibian: 1925

Loening Amphibian: 1925

January 19, 1925. Loening amphibian plane. Maj. Henry Clagett, Gen. William Mitchell, Grover Loening at Bolling Field. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Time to Boil the Diapers: 1943

Time to Boil the Diapers: 1943

December 1943. "Lynn Massman, wife of a second class petty officer who is studying in Washington, does the washing every morning." View full size. Medium-format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

 

Three Shot, Two Die: 1910

Three Shot, Two Die: 1910

April 12, 1910. "Chinatown after shooting." The Port Arthur teahouse at 9 Mott Street in New York's Chinatown during the tong wars between the Hip Sings and On Leongs. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Fledglings: 1942

Fledglings: 1942

October 1942. "Another B-25 bomber rolls off the final assembly line to join other ships in the outdoor assembly area. North American Aviation Inc. Inglewood, California." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Consolidated Aircraft: 1942

Consolidated Aircraft: 1942

October 1942. "Installing an engine at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant. Fort Worth, Texas." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard R. Hollem for the Odffice of War Information.

 

Garden State: 1942

Garden State: 1942

June 1942. "Bean fields, Seabrook Farm at Bridgeton, New Jersey." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier. View full size.

 
 
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