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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

J. Collier

Skillet Dinner: 1942

Skillet Dinner: 1942

March 1942. "Jewel Mazique cooking dinner after a hard day's work in the Library of Congress." Helping to lay the groundwork for Shorpy, perhaps. Large-format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Auntie Jewel: 1942

Auntie Jewel: 1942

March 26, 1942. "Washington, D.C. Jewel Mazique, worker at the Library of Congress, coming home from work." Jewel, along with her doctor husband, are raising three of her nieces. Photo by John Collier for the OWI. View full size.

 

Jewel in the Kitchen: 1942

Jewel in the Kitchen: 1942

Winter 1942. Washington, D.C. "Jewel Mazique, worker at the Library of Congress, getting a late snack." Hey, we'll have some of that. Large format nitrate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

A Girl Can Dream: 1942

A Girl Can Dream: 1942

Winter 1942. Washington, D.C. "Young niece of Jewel Mazique, worker at the Library of Congress, who lives with her aunt." First in a series by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Working Lunch: 1941

Working Lunch: 1941

December 1941. "Workmen at lunch hour on emergency office space construction job. Washington, D.C." Period details: milk bottle, waxed paper, painters' caps. Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Rush Job: 1941

Rush Job: 1941

December 1941. Washington, D.C. "Workmen at lunch hour on emergency office space construction job." Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

Cafe Ginza: 1941

Cafe Ginza: 1941

San Francisco on Dec. 8, 1941. "Japanese restaurant, Monday morning after the attack on Pearl Harbor." Empires may crumble and Reichs turn to dust, but the Coca-Cola Company endures. Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 
 
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