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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 • CANADA WELCOMES U.S. CITIZENS, c. 1940

J. Collier

Off Broadway: 1942

Off Broadway: 1942

September 1942. "Batavia, New York. Elba Farm Security Administration farm labor camp. An old man who has lived all of his life near Broadway, New York City, and who was taken off relief and sent to the Elba FSA camp to work in the harvest. He said, 'There is so much suffering in the world today that mine doesn't seem so much, and I'm doing my best to help bring in Uncle Sam's crops'." 4x5 nitrate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Muck Truck: 1942

The Muck Truck: 1942

September 1942. "Batavia, New York (vicinity). Tomato harvest on Nesbitt's farm. West Virginia crew of pickers en route to the muck fields." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Known But to God: 1943

Known But to God: 1943

HERE RESTS IN
HONORED GLORY

AN AMERICAN SOLDIER

KNOWN BUT TO GOD

May 1943. Arlington, Virginia. "Sailor and his girl at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sweet Sweeper: 1940

Sweet Sweeper: 1940

Summer 1940. Washington, D.C. "Modeling blue dress made from sugar sacks, designed for a high school girl on a low income by graduate students of the Department of Clothing and Textiles, School of Home Economics, University of Alabama. Total cost of materials was three dollars and eighteen cents." Photo by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Spinners: 1942

The Spinners: 1942

August 1942. "Aroostook County, Maine. Airing wool before spinning." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

SuperCenter: 1941

SuperCenter: 1941

October 1941. "Main store for Fort Hunter, New York." Glimpsed earlier here and here. Medium format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Raised on Radio: 1942

Raised on Radio: 1942

Spring 1942. Provincetown, Massachusetts. "Family of a Portuguese dory fisher­man." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Maine Woodsmen: 1943

Maine Woodsmen: 1943

May 1943. "Spring pulpwood drive on the Brown Company timber holdings in Maine. Woodsmen's bunkhouse radio provides the only direct contact between the woods and the outside world. Evenings in the bunkhouse, the woodsmen can hear the news, mend ripped pants, rest their feet after 13 hours in wet or stiff working boots." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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