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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Hanging Out: 1936

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Hanging Out: 1936

A Sunday afternoon street scene in Jackson, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Small Town News: 1939

Small Town News: 1939

October 1939. Newsboy in Montrose, Colorado. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

The Hill: 1938

The Hill: 1938

July 1938. Houses on "The Hill" slum section of Pittsburgh. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Our Mother's Cocoa: 1940

Our Mother's Cocoa: 1940

February 1940. A grocery store in Salem, Illinois. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Camden: 1939

Camden: 1939

October 1939. A street scene in Camden, New Jersey. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Let It Snow: 1940

Let It Snow: 1940

February 1940 in Chillicothe, Ohio. Guests in a hotel lobby watching the snowstorm. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein.

 

On the Town: 1936

On the Town: 1936

April 1936. Three ladies out and about in Jackson, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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