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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

A Girl Can Dream: 1942

A Girl Can Dream: 1942

Winter 1942. Washington, D.C. "Young niece of Jewel Mazique, worker at the Library of Congress, who lives with her aunt." First in a series by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Old Bus: 1937

The Old Bus: 1937

October 1937. "Old school bus. Williams County, North Dakota." Medium-format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Civil Servant: 1942

Civil Servant: 1942

August 1942. "Ella Watson, government charwoman who provides for a family of six on her salary of $1,080 per year. She has been a federal employee for 26 years." Label on the wastebasket: "Miss Engle, Div of Recounts." Large format negative by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

End of the Line: 1963

End of the Line: 1963

As a coda to the day's earlier Baltimore transit photos, we present "1963 -- Last streetcars in Balto." Kermy and friend, along with Car 7109, in a pair of off-brand color slides. Who can locate the intersection? View full size.

A Bumper Crop: 1939

A Bumper Crop: 1939

October 1939. "Garden Park, Fremont County, Colorado. Mrs. R.C. Williams, wife of FSA borrower." An obvious connoisseur of corn. Medium-format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Crystal Motors: 1950

Crystal Motors: 1950

Feb. 15, 1950. "Crystal Motors, business at 5901 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, New York. Exterior I." The Oldsmobile emporium last glimpsed here. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Drudge Report: 1943

Drudge Report: 1943

March 1943. "Rochester, N.Y. Mrs. Babcock doing the family laundry with an electric washing machine and a wringer." All the modern conveniences -- the wringer is motorized. Photo by Ralph Amdursky for the OWI. View full size.

 
 
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