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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIAN KOALA, 1930s

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Store Greeter: 1942

Store Greeter: 1942

September 1942. "Park County, Montana. Oat harvest." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

On the Range: 1942

On the Range: 1942

August 1942. "Shepherd with his horse and dog on Gravelly Range, Madison County, Montana." Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

American House: 1897

American House: 1897

San Luis Potosi, Mexico, circa 1897. "Church of Carmen, rear view." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Behind the Scenes: 1935

Behind the Scenes: 1935

November 1935. "Backyard in Northwest Washington, D.C." Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Who's a Good Boy?

Who's a Good Boy?

Circa 1894. "Reuter, Fritz." The son (and, presumably, dog and cat) of Washington, D.C., hotelier Fritz Reuter. Glass negative by the C.M. Bell studio. View full size.

 

The Willard: 1904

The Willard: 1904

Washington, D.C., circa 1904. "Willard Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

American Gothic: 1940

American Gothic: 1940

December 1940. "Children in the tenement district, Brockton, Massachusetts." These houses, which look to have been built in the 1890s, must have been imposing in their day. Note the elaborate woodwork and intricate system of gutters and downspouts. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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