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More Art: 1919

More Art: 1919

Arthur Fields, singer and composer ("Abba Dabba Honeymoon"), and family washing their Stutz in 1919. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Arthur Fields: 1920

Arthur Fields: 1920

The vaudevillian, singer and composer Arthur Fields (Abe Finkelstein) circa 1920. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Berrien County: 1940

Berrien County: 1940

July 1940. Migrant camp at a fruit-packing plant in Berrien County, Michigan. (On the car: yet another Shell Oil license-plate ornament.) View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Peoples Liquor: 1938

Peoples Liquor: 1938

November 1938. Liquor store in Omaha, Nebraska. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Sixty Special: 1941

Sixty Special: 1941

July 1941. Cadillac Fleetwood parked on a Chicago street. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Crossing Dearborn: 1941

Crossing Dearborn: 1941

July 1941. Crossing Dearborn Street in Chicago. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA. What's the street we're looking down?

 

Berrien Cherriers: 1940

Berrien Cherriers: 1940

July 1940. "Automobile of migrant cherry pickers. Berrien County, Michigan." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA.

 
 
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