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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

J. Collier

Deluxe Depot: 1941

Deluxe Depot: 1941

October 1941. "Main Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts." Home to the Deluxe Blueway Lines bus depot and, across the street, the movie palace also seen here. Medium format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

The Devil & Miss Jones: 1941

The Devil & Miss Jones: 1941

October 1941. "Theatre in workers' section at Holyoke, Massachusetts." For whatever reason, we're craving a Coke. Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

Driver Ed: 1941

Driver Ed: 1941

August 1941. "Tank driver. Fort Belvoir, Virginia." Medium format negative by John Collier. Office of War Information photo collection. View full size.

 

Southern Terminal: 1941

Southern Terminal: 1941

August 1941. "Trains in the Southern Railway terminal in Atlanta, Georgia." Medium format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Alabama Fried: 1941

Alabama Fried: 1941

August 1941. "Chickens raised by FSA borrowers is good right down to the bone. Sunday dinner for flying cadets at Craig Field, Selma, Alabama." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Dixie Chicken: 1941

Dixie Chicken: 1941

August 1941. "Feast of Farm Security Administration 'Food for Defense' chickens for the Craig Field flying cadets' Sunday dinner. Southeastern Air Training Center, Selma, Alabama." Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

The $64 Washer: 1941

The $64 Washer: 1941

        Its big 8-sheet porcelain tub is insulated to keep water warm! Streamlined 8-position wringer with soft balloon rolls has chromium pressure controls; push-pull safety release; roll-stop safety dry feed rest and automatic water-return board.

October 1941. "Washer for sale. Sears Roebuck store at Syracuse, New York." Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 
 
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