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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

Futuramic: 1950

Futuramic: 1950

February 15, 1950. New York. "Crystal Motors, business at 5901 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn. Exterior II." On display: the "Futuramic" 1950 Oldsmobile. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Canal Point: 1939

Canal Point: 1939

February 1939. "Migrant labor. Young packinghouse workers. Canal Point, Florida." Two of the thousands of young people who during the Great Depression found themselves picking or packing produce and living in a tent camp. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Essoville: 1941

Essoville: 1941

August 1941. "The Connecticut River at Bellows Falls, Vermont, and on the far side of the river, North Walpole, New Hampshire." Car Heaven. Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dairy Queen: 1942

Dairy Queen: 1942

August 1942. "Interlochen, Michigan. National music camp where 300 or more young musicians study symphonic music for eight weeks each summer. A student eating an ice cream cone." Photo by Arthur Siegel. View full size.

 

Truck Stop: 1943

Truck Stop: 1943

March 1943. "Transport refueling at Hecht Co. warehouse on New York Avenue in Washington, D.C." As opposed to Washington Street in New York, the venue of the previous post, also shot by John Vachon for the OWI. View full size.

 

Leo and Benny's: 1943

Leo and Benny's: 1943

March 1943. New York. "A street cleaner on Washington Street." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Midnight Special: 1943

Midnight Special: 1943

March 1943. Argentine, Kansas. "Freight train about to leave the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad yard for the West Coast." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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