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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • 1940 PACKARD SUPER-8

M.P. Wolcott

Homeward Bound: 1938

Homeward Bound: 1938

September 1938. Capels, West Virginia. "Miner waiting for ride home. Each miner pays twenty-five cents a week to owner of car." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Dymaxion House: 1941

Dymaxion House: 1941

May 1941. "Diamaxion [Dymaxion] house, metal, adapted corn bin, built by Butler Brothers, Kansas City. Designed and promoted by R. Buckminster Fuller." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Snowbirds: 1941

Snowbirds: 1941

January 1941. Sarasota, Florida. "Guests of trailer park enjoying the sun and sea breeze at the beach." Nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

La Dolce Vita: 1938

La Dolce Vita: 1938

September 1938. Racine, West Virginia. "Farmer's son who helps make sorghum molasses from sugarcane." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Wigwam Village: 1940

Wigwam Village: 1940

July 1940. "Cabins imitating the Indian teepee for tourists along highway south of Bardstown, Kentucky. (Wigwam Village #2, Cave City)." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Cheese: 1940

Cheese: 1940

August 1940. Pine Mountain, Kentucky. Marion Post Wolcott on assignment for the Resettlement Administration at the Stinking Creek home of the "mountain woman" in the previous post. Medium-format nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Mountain Woman: 1940

Mountain Woman: 1940

August 1940. Pine Mountain, Kentucky. "Mountain woman by her home up Stinking Creek." Nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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