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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

New Haven: 1913

New Haven: 1913

September 13, 1913. Yale football coaches and captain: Jesse Spalding, Douglas Bomeisler, Dr. William T. Bull, Carl Gallauer, Henry H. Ketcham (Capt.), Howard Jones." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. [Thanks to Anonymous Tipster for the first names and correct spelling. - Dave]

 

Willie and Fred: 1908

Willie and Fred: 1908

November 1908. Wylie Mill at Chester, S.C. Willie Crocker (barefoot), 13 yrs. old -- "worked since I was 6." Lost part of finger in gear of machinery. Fred Crocker, 11. One year in mill." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Nurse Hamaguchi: 1943

Nurse Hamaguchi: 1943

Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi at the Manzanar Relocation Center, California, in 1943. Medium format safety negative by Ansel Adams. View full size.

 

Good as New: 1918

Good as New: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. Naval medical hospital on Observatory Hill (near current site of the Kennedy Center). View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Abbott and Sultana: 1925

Abbott and Sultana: 1925

September 18, 1925. W.S. Abbott of Agricultural Extension Station in Vienna, Virginia, with "Sultana." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Going Places: 1931

Going Places: 1931

Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Child seated in toy automobile." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. The radio: Atwater-Kent 84Q.

 

Levers of Power: 1942

Levers of Power: 1942

June 1942. Crane operator at Tennessee Valley Authority's Douglas Dam. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the OWI. View full size.

 
 
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