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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Agriculture

Can-Can: 1943

Can-Can: 1943

January 1943. "Edgell tomato cannery, New South Wales, Australia." Medium format negative for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

In the Beans: 1939

In the Beans: 1939

August 1939. "Marion County, Oregon, near West Stayton. Father and children came from Albany, Oregon, for a season's work in the beans." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Sharecropper Boy: 1937

Sharecropper Boy: 1937

June 1937. "Sharecropper boy near Chesnee, South Carolina." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Corn Is Gray: 1942

The Corn Is Gray: 1942

Sept. 1942. Canfield, Ohio. "Mrs. Harry Mercer, a young neighbor and grandchild, husking and removing silk from the corn. The corn will be dried and stored for later use." Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Jolly Rancher: 1941

Jolly Rancher: 1941

September 1941. "Frank E. Hagemeister, treasurer of the cooperative association on Scottsbluff Farmsteads, Farm Security Administration project. He has been here since 1937. He came from around Crawford, Nebraska, an extremely dry section with no irrigation." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Family Farmers: 1936

Family Farmers: 1936

December 1936. "William Helmke, wife, baby, and brother live in one-room shack on ninety-acre farm near Dickens, Iowa, owned by lawyer." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Locally Grown: 1918

Locally Grown: 1918

The Bay Area in 1918. "Service truck and greens." Eucalyptus trees and some sort of leafy vegetable. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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