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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

Grassy Butte: 1936

Grassy Butte: 1936

July 1936. "Grassy Butte. The drought area of North Dakota." One of dozens of photos snapped by Arthur Rothstein of the Dust Bowl-era Midwest during the summer of Franklin Roosevelt's tour there. View full size.

 

Three Sisters: 1941

Three Sisters: 1941

May 1941. "Three sisters at Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C." Medium format negative by Martha McMillan Roberts for the FSA. View full size.

 

Killer B: 1942

Killer B: 1942

July 1942. "Production. B-25 bombers. Mounting a 1700-horsepower Wright Whirlwind engine to the firewall of a B-25 bomber. Fairfax bomber plant, Kansas City." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. View full size.

 

Turville Hardware Radio: 1927

Turville Hardware Radio: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. "Semmes Motor Co. -- Turville car, Connecticut Avenue." A Graham Brothers van in Chevy Chase at Turville Hardware. Note the Texaco gas pump next door. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

One Star Hotel: 1906

One Star Hotel: 1906

Columbus, Ohio, circa 1906. "Hotel Star." Free telegraph in every room! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Life-Savers: 1917

Life-Savers: 1917

The Jersey Shore circa 1917. "Life-saving lookout, Atlantic City, N.J." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A Blast From the Past: 1918

A Blast From the Past: 1918

New York, June 1918. "Nasal Spray - Laboratory for eye, ear, etc. aboard hospital ship Comfort." 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 
 
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