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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

J. Collier

Northward Bound: 1942

Northward Bound: 1942

September 1942. "Richwood, W. Va. Station scene at departure of men to help in the harvest in upstate New York." Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

Ruth at Rest: 1943

Ruth at Rest: 1943

June 1943. "Turkey Pond, near Concord, New Hampshire. Women workers employed by a Department of Agriculture timber salvage sawmill. Ruth De Roche, 18-year-old 'pit woman,' resting her head on her lunch pail during the lunch hour." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Our Excellent Adventure: 1942

Our Excellent Adventure: 1942

September 1942. "Richwood, West Virginia. Young men on train leaving for New York state, where they will help in the harvest of tomatoes, apples and other crops." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sugar and Spice: 1943

Sugar and Spice: 1943

February 1943. "Moreno Valley, New Mexico. Mary Mutz making an apple pie on the Mutz ranch." John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hot Shoppes Hotties: 1941

Hot Shoppes Hotties: 1941

December 1941. Washington, D.C. "Girls in Hot Shoppes restaurant." Medium format negative by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Morning After: 1941

The Morning After: 1941

"San Francisco. Corner of Montgomery and Market Streets, Monday morning, after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor." Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

Save Room for Dessert: 1942

Save Room for Dessert: 1942

Spring 1942. "Little girl on a farm in Maryland, learning to eat vitamins. 'Balanced meal' on the table of a Farm Security Administration client in Calvert County." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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