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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Knights of the Round Table: 1941

Knights of the Round Table: 1941

December 1941. "Hot Shoppes restaurant, Washington, D.C." Medium-format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Marilyn: 1921

Marilyn: 1921

New York circa 1921. "Miller." Stage actress Marilyn Miller in the driver's seat. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Ashcan Alley: 1943

Ashcan Alley: 1943

April 1943. "New York street scene in Harlem. Trash cans along the curb." Nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Ghetto: 1909

The Ghetto: 1909

New York circa 1909. "The ghetto, Lower East Side." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Minnie and Selma: 1942

Minnie and Selma: 1942

Chicago, April 1942. "Miss Minnie Coleman (left), clerk, and Miss Selma Barbour, manager of the Cecilian Specialty Hat Shop, 454 East 47th Street. Miss Barbour has been managing this store for one year, and has been in business for four years. She was born in New Orleans, and has eight brothers, seven of whom are eligible for the Army." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Modern Kitchen: 1942

Modern Kitchen: 1942

Spring 1942. "New Bedford, Massachusetts. Family of Portuguese house painter who live in low-income government housing project." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Slop Sink: 1941

Slop Sink: 1941

June 1941. Erie County, Pennsylvania. "Each group of ten trailers in the FSA camp at Erie has a trailer service unit, water faucet, slop sink, and garbage pail." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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