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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BRIDGE AT ARGENTEUIL, 1874

J. Collier

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.

 

Modern Kitchen: 1942

Modern Kitchen: 1942

Spring 1942. "New Bedford, Massachusetts. Family of Portuguese house painter who live in low-income government housing project." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

One Last Dance: 1941

One Last Dance: 1941

"Untitled. San Francisco, December 1941." Lunch 30 cents, dinner 40 cents, and a "sandwitch" is 15. Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Heart of Gold: 1942

Heart of Gold: 1942

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Montour No. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Coal miner at end of the day's work." Medium-format negative by Johh Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Underground Railroad: 1942

Underground Railroad: 1942

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Montour No. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Co. Mine car operating off a trolley cable." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Raw Recruits: 1941

Raw Recruits: 1941

"December 1941. Enlisting in the Marines. Recruiting office, San Francisco." Nitrate negative by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Ninety-Nine: 1943

Ninety-Nine: 1943

January 1943. Trampas, New Mexico. "Grandfather Romero, a member of the family of Juan Lopez, the majordomo, is ninety-nine years old." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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