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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Country Kitchen: 1939

Country Kitchen: 1939

July 1939. Corner of a sharecropper's kitchen showing stove and butter churn. Person County, North Carolina. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

The Wayfarer: 1939

The Wayfarer: 1939

February 1939. "On U.S. 99 between Bakersfield and the Ridge, en route to San Diego. Migrant man shaving by roadside." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Boundary County: 1939

Boundary County: 1939

October 1939. "Father and son have cleared thirty acres of raw stump land in three years. Boundary County, Idaho." View full size. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

 

Burn Ballad Bungalow: 1929

Burn Ballad Bungalow: 1929

From 1929, another view of the peripatetic Burn family and their unusual car on G Street in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Co. Collection.

 

One Leg at a Time: 1923

One Leg at a Time: 1923

July 1923. A wagon horse outfitted against summer insect pests on the streets of Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

One, Please: 1928

One, Please: 1928

A street vendor and his radio-equipped cart circa 1928 in Washington, D.C. View full size. 4x5 glass negative from the National Photo Company Collection.

 

Farrar and June Burn: 1929

Farrar and June Burn: 1929

April 3, 1929. "Main Street a la Cart." The Burn Ballad Bungalow on G Street in Washington, D.C. (I just know there's someone out there who can rescue these people from obscurity, regardless of how much they may have deserved it. Who were they?) 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Co. Collection. View full size. [Thanks to Shorpy reader Janet we have the answer: These are the wandering writers June and Farrar Burn and their sons North and South.]

 
 
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