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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

M.P. Wolcott

Volley of the Dolls: 1938

Volley of the Dolls: 1938

September 1938. "Kewpie doll bathing girls for sale along main highway near Charleston, West Virginia." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. Library of Congress.

 

Behind the Scenes: 1938

Behind the Scenes: 1938

September 1938. Westover, West Virginia. Marion Post Wolcott and her intrepid camera head downstairs: "Miner takes shower, which he built in the cellar of his home." View full size. Medium-format negative, Farm Security Administration.

 

Gay Paree: 1938

Gay Paree: 1938

September 1938. Granville, West Virginia. "Coal miner's sons watch aerial trapeze artists at outdoor carnival. Large event and only outdoor amusement during the year." Nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA. View full size.

 

West Virginia: 1938

West Virginia: 1938

September 1938. "Coal miner's family. Pursglove, West Virginia." View full size. 35mm negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Tygart Valley Span: 1938

Tygart Valley Span: 1938

September 1938. "Construction of new bridge, Tygart Valley Homesteads, West Virginia." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott.

 

Is Your Daddy a Scab?

Is Your Daddy a Scab?

October 1939. "Pickets' sign outside copper mine during strike. Ducktown, Tenn." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA.

 

Everywhere a Sign: 1939

Everywhere a Sign: 1939

October 1939. "Copper miners on strike waiting for scabs to come out of the mines. Ducktown, Tennessee." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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