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Seedsto Day: 1939

Seedsto Day: 1939

January 1939. "Funeral ambulance parked under gin shed. Mound Bayou, Mississippi." Photo by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Coal Miner's Daughter: 1936

Coal Miner's Daughter: 1936

November 1936. "Home of Tennessee family of seven, now migratory workers living in camp outside of Sacramento, California. Father was coal miner in Tennessee but when the mines were not working received two days a week relief work. 'Thought we could make it better out here'." The coal miner's daughter, previously seen here. Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Castle Baths: 1927

Castle Baths: 1927

1927. "New York City views -- bathers at Long Beach. For the New York Times." Wingtips optional. 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Kook-Kwick: 1937

Kook-Kwick: 1937

August 18, 1937. Washington, D.C. "Baby Service, Inc. Miss Ann Turner sterilizing bottles." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Modern Terminal: 1962

Modern Terminal: 1962

New York circa 1962. "Trans World Airlines Terminal, Idlewild Airport. Eero Saarinen, architect." Photo by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

Man-Cave Caboose: 1943

Man-Cave Caboose: 1943

January 1943. "Freight train operations on the Chicago & North Western Railroad between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. The caboose is the conductor's second home. He always uses the same one and many conductors cook and sleep there while waiting for trains to take back from division points." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Wormsloe: 1940

Wormsloe: 1940

Circa 1940. "Wormsloe Plantation driveway. Savannah vicinity, Chatham County, Georgia." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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