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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE ARTIST'S GARDEN BY CLAUDE MONET

J. Collier

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.

 

War News: 1941

War News: 1941

December 8, 1941. "Corner of Montgomery and Market streets. Monday morning after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor." Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

War Chef: 1941

War Chef: 1941

December 8, 1941. San Francisco. "North Beach Italian restaurant during blackout." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Cafe Society: 1941

Cafe Society: 1941

December 1941. "Hot Shoppe restaurant. Washington, D.C." A smoking Hot Shoppe. Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 
 
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