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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

M.P. Wolcott

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.

 

Barbeque Gas Beer: 1940

Barbeque Gas Beer: 1940

June 1940. Melrose, Louisiana. "A crossroads store, bar, 'juke joint' and gas station in the cotton plantation area." 35mm color transparency by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Soul Trailer: 1940

Soul Trailer: 1940

December 1940. "Itinerant preacher from South Carolina saving souls of construction workers at Camp Livingston job near Alexandria, Louisiana." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Get the Party Started: 1941

Get the Party Started: 1941

January 1941. Sarasota, Florida. "Guests of Sarasota trailer park picnicking at the beach." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Cornshucking Day Dinner: 1939

Cornshucking Day Dinner: 1939

September 1939. Granville County, North Carolina. "One of the Wilkins family making biscuits for dinner on cornshucking day at Mrs. Fred Wilkins' home near Tallyho." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Beach Picnic: 1941

Beach Picnic: 1941

January 1941. Sarasota, Florida. "Guest of Sarasota trailer park with his family, picnicking at the beach." Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Ninety-Nine Bottles: 1940

Ninety-Nine Bottles: 1940

March 1940. "Skiers from Boston relaxing in lodge at North Conway, New Hampshire." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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