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

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Davenport: 1940

Davenport: 1940

February 1940. Government Bridge (or Arsenal Bridge) across the Mississippi River at Davenport, Iowa, on a snowy day. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Christmas in August: 1942

Christmas in August: 1942

August 1942. First snow of the season in the foothills of the Little Belt Mountains. Lewis and Clark National Forest, Meagher County, Montana. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Ramallah: 1939

Ramallah: 1939

Radio masts in Ramallah, British Mandate Palestine, circa 1939. 5x7 dry plate glass negative from the Matson Photo Service collection. View full size.

 

Black Butte: 1942

Black Butte: 1942

August 1942 in Madison County, Montana. Sheep grazing the Gravelly Range at the foot of Black Butte. View full size. Gorgeous 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Boundary County: 1939

Boundary County: 1939

October 1939. "Father and son have cleared thirty acres of raw stump land in three years. Boundary County, Idaho." View full size. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

 

Questa: 1943

Questa: 1943

Spring 1943. The town of Questa in Taos County, New Mexico. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier, Farm Security Administration.

 

Oyster Bay: 1908

Oyster Bay: 1908

September 1908. "Invited guests going to Roosevelt house on foot and by carriage" at Sagamore Hill, the president's estate near Oyster Bay, Long Island. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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