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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

M.P. Wolcott

Warming Up: 1941

Warming Up: 1941

January 1941. Band composed of guests at a trailer park in Sarasota, Florida. View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Marion Post Wolcott.

 

Life Is but a Dream: 1941

Life Is but a Dream: 1941

February 1941. Singing and music for agricultural workers' children in a new day nursery for the Okeechobee migratory labor camp at Belle Glade, Florida. Medium-format safety negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Bunkhouse Boys: 1940

Bunkhouse Boys: 1940

December 1940. Construction workers gathered around the bunkhouse stove in the new craftsmen's barracks at Camp Blanding, Florida. View full size.
Medium-format safety negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA.

 

Ashwood: 1939

Ashwood: 1939

May 1939. "Second and third grade children being made up for their Negro song and dance at May Day-Health Day festivities." Ashwood Plantations, South Carolina. View full size. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA.

 

Matinee: 1939

Matinee: 1939

"Belzoni, Miss., in the Delta area. Oct. 1939. Negro man entering movie theater by 'Colored' entrance." Photo and caption by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Gone Fishin'

Gone Fishin'

June 1940. Cajun boys fishing in the bayou near Schriever, Louisiana, not far from the Terrebonne Parish School. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Marion Post Wolcott, Farm Security Administration.

 

Migrant Homes: 1941

Migrant Homes: 1941

Houses and abandoned cars of migratory workers in Belle Glade, Fla., January 1941. View full size.

 
 
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