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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Ride This Train: 1968

Ride This Train: 1968

Johnny Cash in 1968, near the Arkansas farm where he grew up. Going to Memphis, no doubt. From photos by Joel Baldwin for the Look magazine assignment "The Restless Ballad of Johnny Cash." View full size.

 

Charleston's Angles: 1904

Charleston's Angles: 1904

Circa 1904. "Huguenot Church -- Charleston, S.C." When Pointy met Spiky. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

New York Avenue: 1905

New York Avenue: 1905

DeLand, Florida, circa 1905. "New York Avenue." Looking a little like New England with palm trees. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Ten Families: 1938

Ten Families: 1938

November 1938. "Visalia (vicinity), Tulare County, California. Miners' cooperative farm. Ten families have been established on the old ranch of 500 acres, which they operate as a farm unit, raising cotton, alfalfa and dairy products for cash crops." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Chew on This: 1938

Chew on This: 1938

May 1938. "Cow at Wabash Farms cooperative, Indiana." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Travelers: 1943

The Travelers: 1943

January 1943. "At the information desk at Union Station, Chicago." Our Lady of the Rails. Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Working Mom: 1939

Working Mom: 1939

June 1939. "Mother and child, agricultural day laborer family encamped near Spiro. Sequoyah County, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 
 
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