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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Carnival Atmosphere: 1939

Carnival Atmosphere: 1939

Summer 1939. "Amusements on the carnival midway. Bozeman, Montana." 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

Greetings From Camden: 1938

Greetings From Camden: 1938

October 1938. "Homes near the gas works. Camden, New Jersey." 35mm negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Let's Roll: 1941

Let's Roll: 1941

December 1941. White Motor Company, Cleveland. "Halftrac scout cars ready for the Army except for the addition of certain pieces of Army equipment. The cars as they stand in the yard of a Midwest manufacturer are ready for combat duty." View full size. 4x5 negative by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Two Boys Working: 1909

Two Boys Working: 1909

6 p.m., April 16, 1909. Anthony, Rhode Island. "Two boys working in Coventry Company Mill. I saw about 10 boys and girls who looked to be under 14 years of age." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Republican Street: 1912

Republican Street: 1912

November 23, 1912. Providence, Rhode Island. "Housing conditions, rear of Republican Street." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Eat Red Star Yeast: 1936

Eat Red Star Yeast: 1936

April 1936. "Housing alongside Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad. Milwaukee, Wisconsin." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the FSA.

 

Early to Work: 1909

Early to Work: 1909

June 10, 1909. 6 a.m. Warren, Rhode Island. "Boys going to work in Warren Manufacturing Company. Plenty of youngsters here." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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