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Story Time: 1941

Story Time: 1941

October 1941. "Williamstown, Massachusetts. Father reading to his children." Medium format acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

No-Nox: 1941

No-Nox: 1941

October 1941. "Defense motive in advertising. Elmira, New York." Medium format acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

War Barn: 1941

War Barn: 1941

October 1941. "Defense motive in outdoor advertising. Near Elmira, New York." Medium format acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Perfect Hash: 1941

Perfect Hash: 1941

October 1941. "Scenes in the Finger Lakes region. This diner depends on the 'truckers' for its trade. Near Cortland, New York." The Riverside Diner, offering bunks for bros, booths for babes and knuckle sandwiches for photographers. Acetate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Little Falls: 1941

Little Falls: 1941

October 1941. "Small towns in the Mohawk Valley. Workers' homes in Little Falls, New York." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hey Kids: 1942

Hey Kids: 1942

This uncaptioned but intriguing entry from among the many photos taken by John Collier in and around Washington in January 1942 has his Speed Graphic pointed down through the top of a well-worn display case bearing a bounty of candy (Troopers, anyone?), chemistry sets (Porter "Chemcraft") and a miscellany of small toys. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Ideal Rest: 1941

Ideal Rest: 1941

October 1941. "Little Falls, New York (vicinity). Truckers' service station." Medium format acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Double Coneys: 1941

Double Coneys: 1941

October 1941. "Deserted diner near Syracuse, New York." Serving "Best" ice cream, merely "Good" coffee and -- yum! -- "Regular" dinners. Acetate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

THINK: 1941

THINK: 1941

December 1941. "Washington apartment house turned into office space for the Foreign Function Bureau." Acetate negative by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Urban Cowboys: 1942

Urban Cowboys: 1942

January 1942. "Fort Worth, Texas. View of Main Street and Tarrant County Courthouse." Last glimpsed here. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Canary Cafe: 1942

Canary Cafe: 1942

January 1942. "Roadside stand -- U.S. Highway 80 between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas." Acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Jake's Auto Parts: 1942

Jake's Auto Parts: 1942

January 1942. "Auto graveyard -- U.S. Highway 80, between Fort Worth and Dallas." The car-parts place next to the cow-parts place. Acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Calf Fries Coming Up: 1942

Calf Fries Coming Up: 1942

January 1942. "Roadside cafe. U.S. Highway 80, Texas, between Dallas and Fort Worth." Acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Radish Warehouse: 1942

Radish Warehouse: 1942

February 1942. "Robstown, Texas. Farm Security Administration migratory farm labor camp. Packing plant. Radishes." Acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

Warner & Tamble: 1942

Warner & Tamble: 1942

January 1942. "Memphis, Tennessee. Cars parked on Mississippi River levee." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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