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Game Day: 1943

Game Day: 1943

January 1943. Daytona Beach, Florida. "Bethune-Cookman College. Football is the favorite sport." Eleven Wildcats in an awesome team photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Gluten Bread: 1936

Gluten Bread: 1936

December 1936. "Scene along Bathgate Avenue in the Bronx, a section from which many of the New Jersey homesteaders have come." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Window on the Past: 19xx

Window on the Past: 19xx

Somewhere in New England, sometime in mid-century. Another unlabeled slide from the Linda Kodachromes. Are there any clues here as to the year? Let's have a beer while we ponder. (UPDATE: See Comments for the answer.) View full size.

Wingman: 1943

Wingman: 1943

March 1943. Rochester, New York. "Earl and Howard Babcock looking over one of the model airplanes which Howard built." The boys seems to have migrated from the bedroom to the basement. Photo by Ralph Amdursky. View full size.

 

Off Track: 1943

Off Track: 1943

March 1943. "Topeka, Kansas. Wheeling an engine in the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe locomotive shops." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Bedtime for Babcock: 1943

Bedtime for Babcock: 1943

March 1943. "Rochester, New York. The two Babcock boys share one room." Howard and Earl drifting off to Slumberland, with Ralph Amdursky's floodight showing the way. Photo for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Down to the River: 1940

Down to the River: 1940

Circa 1940. "Beach with sunbathers." Chapel Point, Washington's "playground on the Potomac" near La Plata, Md. Photo by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
 
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