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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Happy Days: 1902

Happy Days: 1902

"Happy Days." Gertrude Kasebier's grandson Charles O'Malley in 1902. 8x10 dry-plate glass negative. View full size. You can't get much cuter than this.

 

Sampson, Chico and Slew: 1944

Sampson, Chico and Slew: 1944

March 1944. Washington labor canteen. Band for a St. Patrick's Day dance sponsored by the United Federal Workers of America, Congress of Industrial Organizations. View full size. Medium format safety negative by Joseph Horne.

 

Green for a Night: 1944

Green for a Night: 1944

March 1944. St. Patrick's Day dancers at the Washington labor canteen party sponsored by the United Federal Workers of America. View full size. Medium format safety negative by Joseph A. Horne for the Office of War Information.

 

Cutting a Rug: 1944

Cutting a Rug: 1944

March 1944. Washington labor canteen St Patrick's Day dance. View full size. Medium format negative by Joseph A. Horne for the Office of War Information.

 

Chinese-Irish Checkers: 1944

Chinese-Irish Checkers: 1944

March 1944, Washington labor canteen. Socializing with a hostess at the St. Patrick's dance. View full size. Medium format negative by Joseph Horne.

 

Contender: 1911

Contender: 1911

November 13, 1911. New York City. Our third shot of the heavyweight fighter Carl Morris. Glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Meet the Yankees: 1921

Meet the Yankees: 1921

"Yankee group, 1921." More of the basketball-playing Yankees in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 
 
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