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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KANGAROO SERVICE: LONDON TO SYDNEY

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Film Noir: 1941

Film Noir: 1941

January 1941. "Foggy night in New Bedford, Massachusetts." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano. Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Just Add Water

Just Add Water

Take one kid, add dirt (water optional), and you have the very definition of "full of imaginative fun." Your 'umble narrator in the back yard garden, soon to learn a sharp lesson about leaving a rake with the tines up. Note the 1950 Studebaker Champion, AKA "The Green Apple." From my dad's slides: Kodachrome, Kodak Retina. View full size.

Night Rider: 1921

Night Rider: 1921

Circa 1921. "Oakland window." A showroom display at District Oakland Co., 1709 L Street N.W. in Washington, for the General Motors brand that in 1926 would beget Pontiac. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Clean Living: 1937

Clean Living: 1937

Washington, D.C. June 4, 1937. "Trailer camp." And what looks like the trailer seen earlier here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Vagabonds: 1937

Vagabonds: 1937

Washington, D.C. June 4, 1937. "Trailer camp." Harris & Ewing takes us into the late 1930s with a "new" batch of 1,945 glass negatives. View full size.

 

Vicksburg: 1936

Vicksburg: 1936

March 1936. "Street Scene, Vicksburg, Mississippi." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

An old Pontiac?

An old Pontiac?

Well, that is what I guess it is, but I'm likely wrong. Can anyone here in Shorpyland help? View full size.

 
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