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

A's 8, Giants 2: 1913

A's 8, Giants 2: 1913

October 9, 1913. The scene at the Polo Grounds in New York after the third game of the World Series. Philadelphia Athletics 8, New York Giants 2. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Gone Visiting: 1939

Gone Visiting: 1939

July 1939. "Sons of Negro tenant farmer go visiting on a Saturday afternoon." Granville County, North Carolina. View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

A Face in the Crowd: 1942

A Face in the Crowd: 1942

October 1942. "Thousands of North American Aviation employees at Inglewood, California, look skyward as the bomber and fighter planes they helped build perform overhead during a lunch period air show. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 'Billy Mitchell' bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 'Mustang' fighter plane, which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Caroline's Kitchen: 1939

Caroline's Kitchen: 1939

July 1939. Caroline Atwater standing in the kitchen door of her log house. Orange County, North Carolina. View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Vincennes: 1941

Vincennes: 1941

July 1941. The Old Cathedral in Vincennes, Indiana. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Entre Nous: 1937

Entre Nous: 1937

1937. Just between you and me in Crossville, Tennessee. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Sleeps With the Fishes: 1940

Sleeps With the Fishes: 1940

July 1938. Man sleeping in the Baltimore fish market. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Dick Sheldon for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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