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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Coke and a Burger: 1938

Coke and a Burger: 1938

October 1938. "Making hamburgers in the concession stand at the National Rice Festival. Crowley, Louisiana." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. You want fries with that?

 

Stella May: 1938

Stella May: 1938

November 1938. "Fortune teller, state fair, Donaldsonville, Louisiana." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

I Love a Parade: 1938

I Love a Parade: 1938

October 1938. "Cajun girl at National Rice Festival. Crowley, Louisiana." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Roof Watchers: 1938

Roof Watchers: 1938

October 1938. "Group of people on roof watching parade at the National Rice Festival. Crowley, Louisiana." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. Library of Congress.

 

Fill In the Blank: 1939

Fill In the Blank: 1939

January 1939. "Beer hall. Mound Bayou, Mississippi." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Cold Harbor: 1865

Cold Harbor: 1865

April 1865. "Cold Harbor, Va. Collecting bones of soldiers killed in the battle." Photograph from the main Eastern theater of war, Grant's Wilderness Campaign, May-June 1864. Wet plate glass negative by John Reekie. View full size.

 

In the Navy: 1913

In the Navy: 1913

1913. More sailors-in-the-making at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 
 
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