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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL DE 1936, PANAMA

Joint Maneuvers: 1943

Joint Maneuvers: 1943

April 1943. Washington, D.C. "Slightly inebriated couple at the Sea Grill." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Farmer's Daughter: 1938

The Farmer's Daughter: 1938

Summer 1938. "Daughter of Virgil Thaxton, farmer, near Mechanicsburg, Ohio." Photo by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Clark's Corner: 1937

Clark's Corner: 1937

January 1937. Brevard County, Florida. "Roadstand near Cocoa." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Snow Bird: 1922

Snow Bird: 1922

February 1922. "Woman on sled being pulled by biplane in snow, with Washington Monument in background." Why not make the snow work with your commute, instead of against it? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Iced T: 1922

Iced T: 1922

Jan. 28, 1922. "Snow -- Washington, D.C." A frosty Ford Model T during the blizzard of 1922. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Sid Caesar: 1922-2014

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Sid Caesar: 1922-2014

Sid Caesar, Pioneer of Television Comedy, Is Dead at 91

        A list of Mr. Caesar’s writers over the years reads like a comedy all-star team -- Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart ... -- New York Times

New York, February 1952. "Your Show of Shows comedians Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca doing a skit about a couple watching 'The Continental'." From photos by Charlotte Brooks and Earl Theisen for the Look magazine assignment "Takeoff on 'The Continental'." View full size.

 

American Pickers: 1937

American Pickers: 1937

January 1937. "Migrant agricultural workers. Family from New Mexico, camped near the packinghouse at Deerfield, Florida. Note the box labeled 'Yakima Apples' which has been carried all the way from the apple orchards of Washington." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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