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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

M.P. Wolcott

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.

 

Incendiary: 1938

Incendiary: 1938

September 1938. Capels, West Virginia. "Coal miner waiting for lift home." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Pit Crew: 1940

Pit Crew: 1940

August 1940. "Port Gibson, Mississippi." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Turn of the Churn: 1940

The Turn of the Churn: 1940

October 1940. Caswell County, North Carolina. "Children making ice cream to be sold for the benefit of the church at a meeting of ministers and deacons near Yanceyville." 35mm negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Coal Miner's Son: 1938

Coal Miner's Son: 1938

September 1938. "Coal miner's children and wife, Pursglove, West Virginia." 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA. View full size.

 

Twins: 1939

Twins: 1939

February 1939. "Child of migratory packinghouse workers. Belle Glade, Florida." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA.

 
 
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