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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • MARS EXPLORERS WANTED

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Mountain Mamas: 1938

Mountain Mamas: 1938

September 1938. "Wife of unemployed coal miner, suffering from T.B., with her mother and children. Family living in old company store. Abandoned mining town of Marine, West Virginia." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Generations: 1938

Generations: 1938

September 1938. "Mother-in-law of unemployed coal miner and his child. Marine, West Virginia." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

The Carbon Kid: 1938

The Carbon Kid: 1938

September 1938. "Coal miner's child breaking up large pieces of coal to take home. Pursglove, Scott's Run, West Virginia." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Apres-School: 1941

Apres-School: 1941

January 1941. "Sarasota, Florida, trailer park. Students coming from school in the afternoon." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Camera-Shy: 1941

Camera-Shy: 1941

January 1941. "Starke, Florida. Family of construction worker who had been employed on Camp Blanding job." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Cardigan Cowboy: 1941

The Cardigan Cowboy: 1941

August 1941. "Cowboy and horse at the Quarter Circle U, Brewster-Arnold Ranch Co. Birney, Montana." Our second visit with this sweater-wearing wrangler. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Business Pardners: 1941

Business Pardners: 1941

August 1941. "Cowboy in the corral at Quarter Circle U, Brewster-Arnold Ranch Company. Birney, Montana." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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