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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BACK UP THE FIGHTING FORCES, WWII

Can We Go Home Now?

Can We Go Home Now?

Circa 1890s New Zealand. "Carte de visite portrait, Maori woman and child from Hawkes Bay." Glass negative, Samuel Carnell studio, Napier. View full size.

 

Goggles Girl: 1942

Goggles Girl: 1942

        This young lady is training to work on the assembly line of one of our great war plants. In preparation for this task, she devotes six nights a week to a WPA vocational training school where experienced instructors show her the technique of modern welding.

July 1942. "Work Projects Administration vocational school in Washington, D.C." Photo by Howard Liberman, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Halloween Hobo: 1957

Halloween Hobo: 1957

Baltimore, Oct. 31, 1957. "Carol Lee, Ray Steward, Howard H." A seasonal scene from the Janet & Kermy Kodachromes. Happy Halloween! View full size.

Busy River: 1904

Busy River: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Williamsburg Bridge from Brooklyn." The new span over the East River. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Table for One: 1939

Table for One: 1939

Circa 1939. "Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. Stone monuments and brick vaults in Colonial Park, formerly South Broad Street Cemetery." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Where To, Mister?

Where To, Mister?

November 1942. Salt Lake City, Utah. "Training women to operate taxicabs." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Senate Beer: 1942

Senate Beer: 1942

1942. "Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C." Note the streetcar control tower. Photo by Albert Freeman, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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