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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Big Bill Edwards: 1915

Big Bill Edwards: 1915

William Edwards, a.k.a. Big Bill Edwards, collector of internal revenue for the Wall Street district and former Princeton football star, delivering a speech circa 1915. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

See America: 1939

See America: 1939

From 1939 and Alexander Dux, a Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project poster promoting tourism. View full size. Now a fine-art print.

 

See You Next Fall

See You Next Fall

A 1939 Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project silkscreen poster promoting Sea Cliff, Long Island. View full size. Now a fine-art print.

 

Tidy That Tenement!

Tidy That Tenement!

A 1937 Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project poster asking New Yorkers to keep the premises clean. View full size. Now a fine-art print.

 

Five and Ten: 1941

Five and Ten: 1941

A Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project poster from 1941 extolling the benefits of retail commerce. View full size. Now a fine-art print.

 

A Good Time to Read: 1940

A Good Time to Read: 1940

A circa 1940 Illinois WPA Art Project poster promoting literacy. View full size.

 

This Land Is Your Land: 1939

This Land Is Your Land: 1939

June 1939. Lincoln County, Oklahoma. Camp of migrant workers near Prague. View full size. Medium-format negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 
 
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