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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

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And Away We Go: 1956

And Away We Go: 1956

"Homcy Wedding. Oct. 21, 1956." Found 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Akron: 1941

Akron: 1941

December 1941. Goodyear Aircraft, Akron, Ohio. "Formerly an aircraft dock, this huge building, thought to be the largest in the world with no interior supports, is now the scene of many busy shops turning out aircraft parts. Either new housing close to the plant or vastly improved public transportation will eventually have to be supplied, for the tires on the cars of the workers, and perhaps even the cars themselves, will in many instances give in before the end of the present emergency." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Saturday in Florence: 1942

Saturday in Florence: 1942

June 1942. "Florence, Alabama, Saturday afternoon." View full size. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Yale-Colgate Tailgate: 1954

Yale-Colgate Tailgate: 1954

"Yale-Colgate Football." New Haven, Oct. 23, 1954, with Ralph, Dan and Richie, a few months after Richie (standing) graduated from Colgate U. View full size.

Ralph's Buick: 1955

Ralph's Buick: 1955

May 30, 1955. "Dan and Richie in Ralph's Buick." From Set 3 of found 35mm Kodachromes, many taken around Rochester, New York. View full size.

8205: 1938

8205: 1938

Summer 1938. "On Route 40 in central Ohio, moving combine and tractor." 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Catch of the Day: 1908

Catch of the Day: 1908

June 11, 1908. "A day's catch at Big Lagoon." View full size. U.S. Copyright Ofc.

 
 
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