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Vanishing Point: 1907

Vanishing Point: 1907

Circa 1907. "Colonial Park -- Savannah, Georgia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Chattanooga: 1900

Chattanooga: 1900

Colorado circa 1900. "Mining camp at Chattanooga on Mineral Creek." 8x10 glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Atlantic Ethyl: 1941

Atlantic Ethyl: 1941

October 1941. "Trucks on highway en route to Utica, New York." Decisions, decisions. Atlantic Ethyl or Esso Extra? Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

Hoe Culture: 1936

Hoe Culture: 1936

July 1936. "Hoe culture in the South. Poor white, North Carolina." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Firesweep: 1964

Firesweep: 1964

This photo, showing our 1958 DeSoto Firesweep (thanks, ptcruiser, for the ID!), was taken in Apalachicola, Florida, in 1964. I'm at the left, pointing seemingly at nothing, along with my mom, my brother Jeffrey and our new Chihuahua, Tiger. My dad, as a pilot, was always on the lookout for a great place to keep his airplanes, and Apalach had an abandoned Army Air Force training field with big empty hangars to spare. View full size.

Elm Grove: 1936

Elm Grove: 1936

August 1936. "People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma." A good (or bad) example of the Depression-era shantytowns known as Hoovervilles. Medium-format negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Close to Home: 1936

Close to Home: 1936

July 1936. "Negro woman who has never been out of Mississippi." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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