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Baby Sitting: 1939
... this is you, please let us know! 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. IT'S ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/17/2011 - 3:54pm -

Baby Sitting: 1939

Tankar Gas: 1937
... tropics, where snow dusts the painted palms. Photo by John Vachon. View full size. Love the billboards I found the billboards ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/20/2013 - 11:47am -

Tankar Gas: 1937

Winsome Ragamuffins II
... of proto-Opie and his sister. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Better! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/03/2010 - 2:39am -

Winsome Ragamuffins II

Parked Tight: 1940
... Moines, Iowa. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. ZOR The Mark of Zorro w/ ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/03/2008 - 1:45am -

Parked Tight: 1940

The Farmer's Daughter
... Nebraska. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. I think… …I heard a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/11/2007 - 9:38pm -

The Farmer's Daughter

Dakota: 1940
... landscape. McHenry County." Medium-format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Vast, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 4:59am -

Dakota: 1940

Earth Colony: 1942
... Borger, Texas. Storage tanks." Medium-format negative by John Vachon, Office of War Information. View full size. White Heat "Here ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2012 - 1:35pm -

Earth Colony: 1942

Watchers: 1938
... go by." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA. Local Knowledge Being an architect in Cincinnati, I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/16/2016 - 6:27pm -

Watchers: 1938

The Writing on the Walk: 1940
... message in chalk on the walk. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA. View full size. Before Couch Potatoes ... luck." I have done some stories about people in photos by John Vachon, so I have decided to work on this one. I contacted the Grand Forks ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/30/2011 - 12:34pm -

The Writing on the Walk: 1940

Happy Motoring: 1942
... View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. The Gaunt Brooding State In ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/03/2008 - 12:50am -

Happy Motoring: 1942

Smoking by the Pool: 1939
Our third glimpse of John Vachon's leggy muse, a woman who we speculate might be his wife, Penny. 35mm ... a favor and never let anyone see it. Unflattery John was much better at capturing memorable images of architecture than of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/07/2011 - 7:53am -

Smoking by the Pool: 1939

Fast Food: 1943
... buddy, pass the salt? Medium-format nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size. Speaking of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 5:54pm -

Fast Food: 1943

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939
... store in Gateway District, Minneapolis." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Motorola ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 6:13pm -

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939

Ah, Wilderness: 1953
... her ankle filming River of No Return . Photo by John Vachon for Look magazine. View full size. Mountains What mountains? ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/11/2013 - 3:40pm -

Ah, Wilderness: 1953

Blowing Smoke: 1943
... cigarette advertisement at Times Square." Photograph by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size. Ames Billiard ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2012 - 1:35pm -

Blowing Smoke: 1943

Family Business: 1943
... for the ironic necktie. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size. Items I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/14/2015 - 11:36am -

Family Business: 1943

The Farmer's Wife
... Oskaloosa, Kansas. View full size. Photograph by John Vachon. Mom Wow. She looks so young... Yeah! That was my first ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 12:55pm -

The Farmer's Wife

Raggedy Andy: 1938
... for the A&F catalog. Medium-format nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size. re: You really do have to wonder No, you ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/20/2013 - 6:04pm -

Raggedy Andy: 1938

Shacktown: 1940
... chickens. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA. Shacktown: 1940 Does anyone know if the people in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 10:03am -

Shacktown: 1940

Gasolene Gospel: 1937
... as well as two verses from the New Testament. Photo by John Vachon. View full size. Intersection today The warehouse across the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/13/2013 - 3:54pm -

Gasolene Gospel: 1937

Indian Trails Texaco: 1940
... in Benton Harbor, Michigan." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Fully ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/31/2010 - 9:32pm -

Indian Trails Texaco: 1940

Recovering Nicely: 1953
... 1953. Marilyn Monroe with Look magazine photographer John Vachon in Alberta, Canada, after she hurt her ankle filming River of No ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2013 - 11:00am -

Recovering Nicely: 1953

Rainbo Is Good Bread: 1942
... does provide a few clues. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. UPDATE: A ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/26/2009 - 4:56pm -

Rainbo Is Good Bread: 1942

Crossing Dearborn: 1941
... in Chicago. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA. What's the street we're looking down? Morrow's Nut ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/06/2011 - 1:39pm -

Crossing Dearborn: 1941

One-Horse Town: 1943
... "A man going to the livestock auction." Safety negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size. Slice of life ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/21/2012 - 7:51pm -

One-Horse Town: 1943

Wisdom, Montana: 1942
... View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. Superb quality! The quality of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 10:09pm -

Wisdom, Montana: 1942

Kiewel Beer: 1940
... "Grand Forks, North Dakota." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. A ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/16/2011 - 11:45am -

Kiewel Beer: 1940

Big Cop: 1938
... "Policeman, Lincoln, Nebraska." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. The Addams ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/29/2010 - 8:49pm -

Big Cop: 1938

Yellow Rows of Texas: 1943
... Texas. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon. Hoskins Mound, Texas There is little remaining at the site of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 4:55pm -

Yellow Rows of Texas: 1943

Ford Fox: 1940
... Minnesota. "Fox chained to automobile." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. He'll ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/07/2014 - 1:25pm -

Ford Fox: 1940
 
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