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1949. "The mid-century look is now the American look. Photographs show people who personify the 'American look.' Nineteen-year-old fashion model Ann Klem is shown at work and at leisure. Includes Klem (seated) with another woman at a photographer's studio." From photos by Stanley Kubrick and Janet Mevi for the Look magazine assignment "American Look." View full size.
November 1942. "Babies' Hospital, New York. Care of prematurely born babies is one of the most complicated procedures which must be learned by the student nurse. Feeding, bathing and diaper changing are carried on inside the incubator, in which temperature, humidity and oxygen must be carefully regulated. The oxygen tank can be seen in the background." Photo by Fritz Henle. View full size.