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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

J. Collier

Double Truck: 1941

Double Truck: 1941

October 1941. "Car transport filling up with gas at Little Falls, New York." Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Little Falls: 1941

Little Falls: 1941

October 1941. "Looking toward the river. Little Falls, New York." Which is at least a two-stoplight town. Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Sweater Weather: 1941

Sweater Weather: 1941

October 1941. "Fall activities in Little Falls, N.Y." Where there's a nip in the air and the crisp crunch of freshmen underfoot. Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

Young America: 1942

Young America: 1942

September 1942. "Richwood, West Virginia. Young citizens." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Side-Eyes: 1943

Side-Eyes: 1943

May 1943. Ashland, Aroostook County, Maine. "Girls at Memorial Day parade. Even with gasoline rationed, many people attended the ceremony in cars." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Nurse Noir: 1943

Nurse Noir: 1943

January 1943. Peñasco, New Mexico. "Marjorie Muller, nurse at baby clinic operated by the Taos County cooperative health association." Medium format nitrate negative by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Little Feet: 1942

Little Feet: 1942

September 1942. "Richwood, West Virginia. Hazel Friend and her son, Darriell, in front of their home. The family is traveling to Batavia, New York, to work in the harvest." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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