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Market Hall: 1906

Market Hall: 1906

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1906. "Old market house (Public Market), Meeting Street." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Summerville: 1906

Summerville: 1906

1906. "Sumter Avenue, Summerville, South Carolina." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Best Hatted: 1949

Best Hatted: 1949

"Princess Grace of Monaco, 1957 recipient of the first annual Golden Hat Award after being named 'Best Hatted Woman in the World' by the Millinery Institute of America, shown in 1949 as a teen-age hat model for the United States millinery industry." View full size.

 

Good and Bad: 1941

Good and Bad: 1941

March 1941. "Bedford, Virginia." Would you buy a used DeSoto from these men? Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Fairest of Them All: 1941

Fairest of Them All: 1941

March 1941. "Mother and child. Bedford County farm, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Rochester to L.A.: 1921

Rochester to L.A.: 1921

The place: Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, with St. Mary's Cathedral at far left. The year: 1921. The subject: Three Easterners who've motored west in a battered Cadillac touring car. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Major Harry: 1904

Major Harry: 1904

Washington, D.C., circa 1904. "H.D. Watts." Maryland Agricultural College alum (and Cadet Major, as well as tennis champion, football captain, calculus whiz, etc.) Harry Dorsey Watts, last seen here. 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 

Etowah County Courthouse: 1940

Etowah County Courthouse: 1940

December 1940. "Courthouse. Saturday afternoon. Gadsden, Alabama." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Social Climber: 1941

Social Climber: 1941

March 1941. "Boy from North Carolina. Family has just moved to Newport News, Virginia, for work in shipyards." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Father Time: 1940

Father Time: 1940

December 1940. "Resident of Nashville, Tennessee." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Smoking Rooms: 1904

Smoking Rooms: 1904

        Completed in 1897; burned to the ground by a massive fire in 1950.

Circa 1904. "Hotel Ausable Chasm, Ausable Chasm, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Two Bits: 1940

Two Bits: 1940

December 1940. "Negro soldiers. Columbus, Georgia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

GAS: 1939

GAS: 1939

May 1939. "Gas station between Tulare and Fresno on U.S. 99." Medium format acetate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Water Boys: 1939

Water Boys: 1939

July 1939. "Children of May Avenue camp pumping water from thirty-foot well which supplies about a dozen families. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

        General caption: Photographs show exterior and interior of shacks, tents, other makeshift shelter in May Avenue camp, which is partially under bridge and adjacent to city dump and hog wallow. Squalor, filth, vermin in which poverty-stricken inhabitants dwell. Water supplied by shallow wells and water peddler. Piles of rubbish and debris in which children and adults have injured feet. Privies. Families eating food from vegetable dumps, packing houses and discarded from hospital. Children clothed in gunny sacks. Malnourished babies. Sick people. Cooking, washing, ironing, patching. Improvised chicken coop. Corn patch."

 

Man of Letter: 1904

Man of Letter: 1904

1904. Washington, D.C. "H.D. Watts, 6th Street." Proud alumnus of Maryland Agricultural College. 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 
 
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