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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT, WWII

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Santa Barbara: 1906

Santa Barbara: 1906

Circa 1906. "Santa Barbara, California -- General view from west." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Current Events: 1942

Current Events: 1942

August 1942. Vernon County, Wisconsin. "The E.J. Saugstad family at Arrowdale, their 160-acre farm near Westby. Robert, aged sixteen, with hired man Alton Lee." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Stalker: 1940

The Stalker: 1940

August 1940. "Extremely tall and excellent corn is also grown on the King and Anderson cotton plantation near Clarksdale. Mississippi Delta, Mississippi." Here we see an early attempt at portable "personal corn." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Farm-to-Table: 1941

Farm-to-Table: 1941

Circa 1941. "Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright. Tennessee, e.g. Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville." Here, we seem to have two city slickers going native in the pre-Happy Meal era. Locally sourced food! View full size.

 

Pepper Challenge: 1939

Pepper Challenge: 1939

August 1939. "Washington, Yakima Valley, near Wapato. Carrying peppers from garden. One of eight Schrock children, Farm Security Administration client family in tenant purchase program." Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Tiny House: 1939

Tiny House: 1939

August 1939. "Josephine County, Oregon, near Grants Pass. A row of shelters like this for hop pickers' families." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

A Sheep Mows in Brooklyn: 1905

A Sheep Mows in Brooklyn: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Sheep in Prospect Park, Brooklyn." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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