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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 • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

J. Collier

Dime-Store Jewels: 1941

Dime-Store Jewels: 1941

December 1941. Washington, D.C. "Christmas shopping. Salesgirls at Wool­worth's." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Big John: 1942

Big John: 1942

Every mornin' at the mine you could see him arrive
He stood six-foot-six and weighed two-forty-five
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew ya didn't give no lip to big John

November 1942. "Pittsburgh (vicinity). Montour No. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Coal miner waiting to go underground." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dodgeball: 1943

Dodgeball: 1943

August 1943. "Middle River, a small crossroads in the vicinity of Baltimore, Maryland. Farm Security Administration housing project (later administered by the National Housing Agency) for Glenn L. Martin aircraft workers. Play period for children attending Bible class." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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