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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

J. Collier

Eggs n Ale: 1941

Eggs n Ale: 1941

October 1941. "Young and old join the pilgrimage into the fall splendor of the Berkshires. Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts. State-owned camp and picnic site." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Atlantic Ethyl: 1941

Atlantic Ethyl: 1941

October 1941. "Trucks on highway en route to Utica, New York." Decisions, decisions. Atlantic Ethyl or Esso Extra? Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

Ah, Wilderness: 1941

Ah, Wilderness: 1941

October 1941. "Mohawk Trail picnic park in Massachusetts. Folks from the mill towns come up on week-ends to view the fall foliage and read the Sunday paper." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Sidewalk Symposium: 1941

Sidewalk Symposium: 1941

October 1941. "After school. Amsterdam, New York." See you at the soda shop. Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

New Bedford Knitters: 1942

New Bedford Knitters: 1942

Spring 1942. "New Bedford, Massachusetts. Portuguese Girl Scouts." Medium format negative by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

All My Children: 1942

All My Children: 1942

Spring 1942. New Bedford, Massachusetts. "Portuguese mother with pictures of her sons, who are all in service." Photo by John Collier, OWI. View full size.

 

Knights of the Round Table: 1941

Knights of the Round Table: 1941

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

 
 
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