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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Portraits

A.S. Gerdee: 1943

A.S. Gerdee: 1943

April 1943. A.S. Gerdee of 3251 Maypole Street, Chicago, a switchman at the Proviso Yard of the Chicago & North Western Railroad. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano, Office of War Information.

 

Jackson County: 1936

Jackson County: 1936

Today, a selection of images by the undeservedly obscure Farm Security Administration photographer Theodor Jung. April 1936. "Wife of rehabilitation client. Jackson County, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Model With Book

Model With Book

A young model lies in bed with a book. Photo by Fitz W. Guerin, between 1900 and 1903. View full size.

Cowgirl Model: c. 1902

Cowgirl Model: c. 1902

A young woman models, wearing a cowgirl outfit and holding a rope. Photo by Fitz W. Guerin, c. 1902. View full size.

Happy, Smiling Faces: 1922

Happy, Smiling Faces: 1922

A group portrait with children waving taken on July 24, 1922. The circumstances of the gathering and the location were not recorded, but it was likely taken in the Washington, D.C. area. National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 

Miss Louise Johnson: 1920

Miss Louise Johnson: 1920

Miss Louise Johnson, from 1920. Her somewhat damaged appearance is maybe appropriate since the Shorpy Mid-Atlantic office is just coming back online after an agonizingly long Internet outage. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Flipper: 1950

Flipper: 1950

Models in swimsuits by fashion photographer Toni Frissell, 1950. View full size.

 
 
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