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Louise Rosskam

Time for TIME: 1940

Time for TIME: 1940

July 1940. "Reading on the front porch. Lincoln, Vermont." Homey props: Cat, kite, broom, washboard. Screen door! Photo by Louise Rosskam. View full size.

 

Small Business: 1940

Small Business: 1940

July 1940. "General store in Lincoln, Vermont." Medium-format nitrate negative by Louise Rosskam for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Baby Vegetables: 1940

Baby Vegetables: 1940

July 1940. "Canning beans in farm kitchen near Bristol, Vermont." Photo by Louise Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Modern Farmwoman: 1940

Modern Farmwoman: 1940

July 1940. "Farm woman washing clothes in her motor-driven washing machine. Near Lincoln, Vermont." Sliver gelatin print by Louise Rosskam. View full size.

 

Sun Spot: 1940

Sun Spot: 1940

August 1940. Vergennes, Vermont. "Sunbathing on the common." 35mm negative by Louise Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Late in the Day: 1942

Late in the Day: 1942

Street scene in Washington, D.C., winter of 1941-42. View full size. Alternate version here. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Louise Rosskam, probably taken near the N and Union intersection of her other shots. Clues are the Chung Wah laundry at 1264, the J. Marucci barbershop and the A. Peterman clothing store.

 

The Children's Army: 1942

The Children's Army: 1942

Children playing. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency unattributed but probably by Louise Rosskam in Washington, D.C. (Anacostia), fall of 1942.

 
 
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