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November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "Nurse training. Through classes in pediatrics, student nurses learn how the right toys can be almost as important as medicine and diet in getting a sick child well. Encouraging an interest in play and normal activities of childhood hastens convalescence." Medium format nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.
November 1938. "Family of rural rehabilitation client (last seen here). Tulare County, Calif. Husband also works about ten days a month outside the farm, is 26 years old, wife 22, three small children. Been in California five years." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
Now playing at the Granada: Betty Compson in "The Bonded Woman," accompanied by Paul Ash and his Synco-Symphonists, with Wallace at the organ.
San Francisco, 1922. "Foster & Kleiser billboard." 8x10 inch nitrate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.