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Cafe Society: 1940

Cafe Society: 1940

December 1940. Alexandria, Louisiana. "Construction workers from Camp Livingston eating and hanging around new cafe by entrance of camp." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tastee Drinks: 1942

Tastee Drinks: 1942

September 1942. "New York, New York. Macy's department store at Herald Square." Acetate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Curb Service: 1942

Curb Service: 1942

July 1942. "Chevy Chase, Maryland. Serving supper to motorists at an A&W Hot Shoppes restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue, just over the District line." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Class of 1940

Class of 1940

August 1940. "Overcrowded conditions and poor equipment in rural mountain school in Breathitt County, Kentucky. The school year begins in July and ends in January as most of the children have no shoes and insufficient clothing to walk the long distances over bad roads and up creek beds." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Kings of the Road: 1940

Kings of the Road: 1940

December 1940. First caption: "Close-up of car from Mississippi used for sleeping as well as shelter and traveling. Evidences of cooking outdoors are beside it. On highway near Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana." Later that day: "Two construction workers who sleep in car, cooking outdoors. One is from Memphis, Tennessee, and worked formerly on construction of the Dupont munitions plant at Millington. The other is from Decatur, Mississippi, and worked previously at the Camp Shelby job in Hattiesburg. He said: 'We live like kings out here. I never did carpenter before I heard you could get paid so much for it; then it didn't take me long to be one.' They are both working on the Camp Livingston job near Alexandria." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Rocky Road: 1940

Rocky Road: 1940

September 1940. "Breathitt County school superintendent changing tire in streambed. South Fork of Kentucky River." The "Double Cola" Chevy seen earlier here and here. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, who is probably not getting any more rides with this fellow. View full size.

 

Gas Backward: 1940

Gas Backward: 1940

September 1940. "Mountaineers trying to pull school superintendent's car out of the creek with a mule. South Fork of the Kentucky River. Breathitt County." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Double Trouble: 1940

Double Trouble: 1940

September 1940. "Breathitt County, Kentucky. Car in which school superintendent and photographer went up South Fork of the Kentucky River to take pictures of conditions in rural schools." Medium format negative by the intrepid Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Dixie Whiskey: 1940

Dixie Whiskey: 1940

Sept. 1940. "Selling watermelons on Saturdays and court day in Jackson. Breathitt County, Kentucky." Cundiff’s restaurant and package store. Photo: Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Baby Doll: 1940

Baby Doll: 1940

September 1940. "Mountaineer with neighbor and her grandchildren on front porch of their home up Frozen Creek. Breathitt County, Kentucky." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

I Auto Be in Pictures: 1940

I Auto Be in Pictures: 1940

September 1940. "Car fording creek up Morris Fork of the Kentucky River." Actually oldsmobil­ing the creek, in this shot of intrepid photographer Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Syruping Off: 1940

Syruping Off: 1940

September 1940. "In the early fall during 'syruping off' time, many of the children stay home from school to eat the freshly boiled-down sorghum cane syrup. The cook usually goes to the various farms in the neighborhood and for his work takes a share of the syrup. On the highway between Jackson and Campton, Kentucky." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Out for Delivery: 1940

Out for Delivery: 1940

July 1940. "Rural mailman who has brought the mail to the crossroads transfers letters and packages to another postman's saddlebags. This rider takes the mail farther up the side road and creek beds where no wagon or car can go. In the mountain section near Morehead, Kentucky." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

D.C. J.C.C.: 1926

D.C. J.C.C.: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Jewish Community Center, 16th and Q Streets N.W." In addition to being the year the JCC was completed, 1926 was also when Washington was equipped with traffic lights ("GO"). National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Drive In Here: 1925

Drive In Here: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "L Street Garage, between 17th and 18th on L Street N.W." The garage and adjacent Washington Accessories Co. store and gas station can also be seen in these photos. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
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