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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES, 1930s

First Avenue Kids: 1938

First Avenue Kids: 1938

1938. "New York, New York. Children on First Avenue." Medium format negative by Sheldon Dick for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

City Hall: 1965

City Hall: 1965

San Francisco City Hall on March 17, 1965. I was with friends to take in the St. Patrick's Day Parade and we apparently tooled around beforehand, giving me an opportunity to take this Kodachrome slide with its smattering of cars, some of them already classics. Back in 1956, Chryslers of that year with their big, luscious tail lights had been among my favorites, and here we have two of them. Among the others, an old bathtub Lincoln, a later-model Thunderbird and a smidgen of a Corvair. If you want to park here now, forget it. Later on at the parade, I took this shot featuring another car, and also a governor. View full size.

Twenty-Mule Team: 1941

Twenty-Mule Team: 1941

July 1941. "Twenty-mule-team-drawn combine. Walla Walla County, Washington. This outfit gets to work at 6 in the morning. Knocks off at 11 for rest, food and water for mules and men, goes back to work at 1 and works till 6." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Baby Steps: 1941

Baby Steps: 1941

June 1941. "Mother and child at Farm Security Administration labor camp in Caldwell, Idaho." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Lunch Bar: 1938

Lunch Bar: 1938

1939. "New York, New York. Corner of First Avenue and East 62nd Street." Current location of the Ritz Diner. Photo by Sheldon Dick. View full size.

 

Escape From New York: 1938

Escape From New York: 1938

1938. "New York, New York. East 63rd Street apartments." Medium format negative by Sheldon Dick for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cucina Montefiori: 1938

Cucina Montefiori: 1938

1938. "New York, New York. John Montefiori's sister-in-law in her kitchen at 340 East 63rd Street. Mr. Montefiori, tenant and janitor of the building, works in a sculpture factory that turns out the little white horses for White Horse Whisky, etc." Medium format acetate negative by Sheldon Dick. View full size.

 

Insta-Crib: 1938

Insta-Crib: 1938

1938. "New York, New York. A boy sleeping at his home on East 62nd (or 63rd) Street." Medium format acetate negative by Sheldon Dick. View full size.

 
 
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