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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BRITISH COLUMBIA, c. 1947

Louise Rosskam

Shulman's Market: 1942

Shulman's Market: 1942

        This large-format Kodachrome by Louise Rosskam from 1942 first appeared on Shorpy some 20,000 posts ago, back in 2007.

1942. "Shulman's Market at N and Union Street S.W., Washington." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Louise Rosskam. Alternate view. In one of the many comments for this post, an alert FOS (Friend of Shorpy) points out the posters of Axis leaders Mussolini, Hitler and Admiral Yamamoto in the window. Along the bottom of each it says What do YOU say America?

 

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.

 
 
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