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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Jerusalem Dodge: 1925

Jerusalem Dodge: 1925

Jerusalem, British Mandate Palestine, circa 1925. "Staff in garage of American Colony Buick-Dodge agency." View full size. Matson Photo Service.

 

On Walden Pond: 1937

On Walden Pond: 1937

September 1937. Concord, Massachusetts. "At Walden Pond, haunt of Thoreau." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Edwin Locke for the Resettlement Administration. We wonder where Thoreau rented his swimsuits back in the day.

 

Not a Cloud in the Sky: 1942

Not a Cloud in the Sky: 1942

May 1942. Parris Island, South Carolina. "Marine lieutenant glider pilot in training at Page Field." A smilier version of the airman seen here. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Lollipop Beach: 1923

Lollipop Beach: 1923

May 28, 1923. "Potomac bathing beach." A 10 on the Fun-Meter, from the look of things. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

A Little Off the Top: 1917

A Little Off the Top: 1917

June 21, 1917. Monmouth Park, New Jersey. "Signal Corps barber." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Meet the Neighbors: 1920

Meet the Neighbors: 1920

Ruth St. Denis and husband Ted Shawn, of the Denishawn dance company, in the back yard circa 1920. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Modern Dance: 1920

Modern Dance: 1920

The Denishawn Dancers circa 1920. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 
 
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