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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Politics

Protest March 1966

Protest March 1966

San Francisco, 1966. International Days of Protest march on Market St. between Powell & Mason. Slide mount is dated August. Is the theater marquee a comment? The Woolworths at Powell & Market is now The Gap. The near buildings along Market are all gone, the area now occupied by Hallidie Plaza. I took this on 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

John McCain: 1973

John McCain: 1973

April 24, 1973. "Interview with Lt. Commander John S. McCain, Vietnam prisoner of war." Medium format negative by Thomas J. O'Halloran. View full size.

Seventh Avenue: 1936

Seventh Avenue: 1936

New York, November 1936. "Street scene at 38th Street and Seventh Avenue." View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee -- Resettlement Administration.

 

Votes for Women: 1913

Votes for Women: 1913

Elizabeth Freeman, dressed as a gypsy, during a February, 1913, suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. Photo from the Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Ghost Delegate: 1916

Ghost Delegate: 1916

Grandstands at the Chicago Coliseum awaiting delegates to the Republican National Convention in June 1916. View full size. G. Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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