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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Veteran Hobo: 1938

Veteran Hobo: 1938

December 1938. "Napa Valley, California. More than 25 years a bindlestiff. Walks from the mines to the lumber camps to the farms. The type that formed the backbone of the Industrial Workers of the World in California before the war." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tube Inspector: 1942

Tube Inspector: 1942

July 1942. "Ford bomber plant at Willow Run, Michigan. Inspection of more than a thousand separate tubing pieces composing the fuel, hydraulic, de-icing and other systems in a bomber is a highly important job. This young employee at the giant Willow Run plant uses her tiny flashlight to discover any internal defects in the tubing." Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

No Fishing: 1942

No Fishing: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "Sunbather in East Potomac Park." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

North Adams: 1908

North Adams: 1908

Circa 1908. North Adams, Massachusetts. "Main Street, looking east." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Home Brew: 1926

Home Brew: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Thomas R. Shipp Co. -- S.A. Gatti stand, Center Market." Offering malt extract, wine jelly and hops, three items for your Prohibition-era shopping list. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Navy Fliers: 1929

Navy Fliers: 1929

June 6, 1929. Annapolis, Md. "Graduation, U.S. Naval Academy." Midshipmen doing the traditional cap-toss. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

High Street: 1908

High Street: 1908

Circa 1908. "High Street -- Holyoke, Massachusetts." High Street highlights include the Three Amigos as well as Guy Checking Out Car. View full size.

 
 
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