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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Tops and Trimmings: 1921

Tops and Trimmings: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "McCaully's garage." Note the bakery-delivery bread box next door. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Hybrid Power: 1939

Hybrid Power: 1939

June 1939. "Pushing a car belonging to agricultural day laborer to start it, near Muskogee, Oklahoma." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Sliders: 1910

Sliders: 1910

Cincinnati circa 1910. "Chester Park -- toboggan slide on the lake." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

People's Persons: 1924

People's Persons: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "People's Drug Store group, 11th & G Sts." Including one People's non-person. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

From All Over: 1939

From All Over: 1939

June 1939. "Veteran migrant agricultural worker camped in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. He has followed the road for about 30 years. When asked where his home was he said, 'It's all over.'" 35mm negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Marja, Akbar, Stella May: 1938

Marja, Akbar, Stella May: 1938

November 1938. "Fortune teller's cubicle, state fair. Donaldsonville, Louisiana." 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Migrant Madonna: 1939

Migrant Madonna: 1939

June 1939. "Wife and baby of itinerant cane furniture maker and agricultural day laborer camped in Wagoner County, Oklahoma." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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