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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TO EUROPE THE AMERICAN WAY

Jack Delano

Henrietta: 1943

Henrietta: 1943

March 1943. "Henrietta, Missouri. Going through the town on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad between Marceline, Missouri, and Argentine, Kansas. The operator has just handed up a message." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Squeaky Clean: 1943

Squeaky Clean: 1943

July 1943. "Greenville, South Carolina. Air Service Command. A scene in one of the barracks. Enlisted man playing the flute after he has taken a shower." Photograph by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

One Second Fast: 1943

One Second Fast: 1943

March 1943. "Seligman, Arizona. Teletype operator in the telegraph office of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The time here changes from Mountain to Pacific time." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Bluetooth: 1943

Bluetooth: 1943

March 1943. "Amarillo, Texas. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe rail dispatcher in the general office." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Market Watcher: 1940

Market Watcher: 1940

August 1940. "Farm family at Tri-County Farmers Co-op Market at Du Bois, Pennsylvania." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

American Beauty: 1940

American Beauty: 1940

July 1940. "Near Shawboro, North Carolina. Group of Florida migrants on their way to Cranberry, New Jersey, to pick potatoes." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tri-County Co-op: 1940

Tri-County Co-op: 1940

September 1940. "Customers entering Tri-County Farmers Co-op Market in Du Bois, Pennsylvania." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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