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Truck Stop Diners: 1943

Truck Stop Diners: 1943

March 1943. "Pearlington, Mississippi (vicinity). Truck drivers at a highway coffee stop on U.S. Highway 90." Who's up for a slice of apple pie? Medium format negative by John Vachon, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Crunch Time: 1923

Crunch Time: 1923

Washington circa 1923. "Auto crash in woods." Continuing our series on vehicular mayhem around the nation's capital. Harris & Ewing photo. View full size.

 

Enchanté: 1937

Enchanté: 1937

October 1937. "Family of Joe Kramer, farmer near Williston, North Dakota." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Dakota Drug: 1937

Dakota Drug: 1937

October 1937. "Drug store. Stanley, North Dakota." Medium-format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

THINK: 1956

THINK: 1956

1956. "IBM Manufacturing and Administrative Center, Rochester, Minn. Eero Saarinen, architect." Kodachrome by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

Mike and Buff: 1952

Mike and Buff: 1952

New York, 1952. "Television personality Mike Wallace wearing Italian sportswear and casual shoes. Includes Wallace with wife Buff at home." A veritable United Nations of decorative influences here. Photo by John Vachon for the Look magazine article "Italian clothes get the American treatment." View full size.

Pork Barrel Pyrolysis: 1937

Pork Barrel Pyrolysis: 1937

Oct. 27, 1937. College Park, Maryland. "No longer is it necessary to age ham a year or so to obtain that sharp, pungent, cheesy flavor in the lean meat, so characteristic of Southern style ham. Speeding up nature, the Maryland Experiment Station, University of Maryland, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has developed a process by which it is possible to produce some of these characteristic flavors in hams in relatively short time -- 6 to 10 weeks -- by holding them at temperatures from 107F to 125F in specially constructed incubator. The first step in the process is the thorough curing of the hams, three days being allowed for each pound of ham being cured. Mr. F.D. Carroll, of the Maryland Experiment Station, is shown with a few of the hams after they have been cured." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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