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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE ARTIST'S GARDEN BY CLAUDE MONET

M.P. Wolcott

Corner Story: 1939

Corner Story: 1939

October 1939. "Saturday afternoon in Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta." 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Law for Tombstone: 1939

Law for Tombstone: 1939

October 1939. Memphis, Tennessee. "Entrance to a movie house on Beale Street." The double feature: "Rhythm of the Saddle" and Buck Jones in "Law for Tombstone." 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Cotton Kittens: 1940

Cotton Kittens: 1940

May 1940. "Cotton Carnival -- Memphis, Tennessee." 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hazard Bridge: 1940

Hazard Bridge: 1940

July 1940. Hazard, Kentucky. "Miners' children crossing swinging bridge from their homes into town." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Grocery Run: 1940

Grocery Run: 1940

July 1940. Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. "Mulattoes returning from town with groceries and supplies near Melrose." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Natchez: 1940

Natchez: 1940

August 1940. "Natchez, Mississippi." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Coal Country: 1938

Coal Country: 1938

September 1938. Osage, West Virginia. "Mining town. Coming home from school." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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