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The Woman in the Window: 1943

May 1943. "Beaumont, Texas. Wartime occupational replacement by women in men's traditional jobs. Lady in signal tower who operates block signals for railroad crossing." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

May 1943. "Beaumont, Texas. Wartime occupational replacement by women in men's traditional jobs. Lady in signal tower who operates block signals for railroad crossing." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Blue Island Yard: 1943

January 1943. Riverdale, Illinois. "Blue Island Yard of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad with view of the icing platform." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

January 1943. Riverdale, Illinois. "Blue Island Yard of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad with view of the icing platform." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Red Comb Feeds: 1943

January 1943. Riverdale, Illinois. "Freight operations of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. Grain elevator and mill at a siding of the Harbor Belt's Blue Island Yard south of Chicago." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

January 1943. Riverdale, Illinois. "Freight operations of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. Grain elevator and mill at a siding of the Harbor Belt's Blue Island Yard south of Chicago." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Feed Me: 1943

January 1943. "Nelson, Illinois. Chicago and North Western Railroad freight en route from Clinton, Iowa, to Chicago. Stopping for coal and water to give passenger trains the right of way." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

January 1943. "Nelson, Illinois. Chicago and North Western Railroad freight en route from Clinton, Iowa, to Chicago. Stopping for coal and water to give passenger trains the right of way." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pier Review: 1907

1907. "Atlantic City Boardwalk (lower right) and Young's Million-Dollar Pier." Out on the pier just beyond Marine Hall, and modeled after a popular Coney Island ride, is an attraction called The Tickler ("The big tubs go bowling their curious way down the incline, loaded with happy, laughing passengers," according to an item in the Atlantic Review). This image, a continuation of yesterday's Atlantic City panorama, shows at least two box kites on what must have been a windy day. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

1907. "Atlantic City Boardwalk (lower right) and Young's Million-Dollar Pier." Out on the pier just beyond Marine Hall, and modeled after a popular Coney Island ride, is an attraction called The Tickler ("The big tubs go bowling their curious way down the incline, loaded with happy, laughing passengers," according to an item in the Atlantic Review). This image, a continuation of yesterday's Atlantic City panorama, shows at least two box kites on what must have been a windy day. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Atlantic City: 1907

1907. "Atlantic City boardwalk and attractions." Including Young's Million-Dollar Pier and the Hotel Marlborough-Blenheim (Marlborough House at center and the domed Blenheim to the left). Panorama made from two 8x10 glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

1907. "Atlantic City boardwalk and attractions." Including Young's Million-Dollar Pier and the Hotel Marlborough-Blenheim (Marlborough House at center and the domed Blenheim to the left). Panorama made from two 8x10 glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Heart of Cleveland: 1950

Summer 1950. "Heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and Union Terminal Group (Terminal Tower and Hotel Cleveland)." Gelatin silver print by Carl McDow. View full size.

Summer 1950. "Heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and Union Terminal Group (Terminal Tower and Hotel Cleveland)." Gelatin silver print by Carl McDow. View full size.

 

That Seventies Loo: 1976

"Bathroom for Women designed by Paul Rudolph. All mirrors by the National Association of Mirror Manufacturers. Shampoo center by Kohler. Alcoves for Kohler toilet and bidet, private but open to nature. On the floor, a tiny lawn of mop heads. To right of bath, projection screen by Da-Lite." Color transparencies made for the February 1976 House & Garden article "Water: From its Swirling Source, Water Inspires Architect Paul Rudolph to Design Two Exciting and Prophetic Baths." (He also did a "Bathroom for Men.") View full size.

"Bathroom for Women designed by Paul Rudolph. All mirrors by the National Association of Mirror Manufacturers. Shampoo center by Kohler. Alcoves for Kohler toilet and bidet, private but open to nature. On the floor, a tiny lawn of mop heads. To right of bath, projection screen by Da-Lite." Color transparencies made for the February 1976 House & Garden article "Water: From its Swirling Source, Water Inspires Architect Paul Rudolph to Design Two Exciting and Prophetic Baths." (He also did a "Bathroom for Men.") View full size.

Rolling Coal: 1942

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 cleaning plant. Loaded coal cars ready for market." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 cleaning plant. Loaded coal cars ready for market." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Mantrip: 1942

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Westland coal mine. 'Mantrip' going into a drift mine." Acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Westland coal mine. 'Mantrip' going into a drift mine." Acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Clean Energy: 1942

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 coal cleaning plant. Loading cars with clean coal." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 coal cleaning plant. Loading cars with clean coal." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Let's Eat: 1942

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Montour No. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Andy Piatnik, miner who is an Office of Civilian Defense instructor, and family at home." Acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Montour No. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Andy Piatnik, miner who is an Office of Civilian Defense instructor, and family at home." Acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Information Retrieval: 1942

November 1942. "Washington, D.C. Clerk and ticket seller searching for reservations at the Union Station." Acetate negative by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Washington, D.C. Clerk and ticket seller searching for reservations at the Union Station." Acetate negative by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Coal Goes to War: 1942

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 coal cleaning plant of Pittsburgh Coal Company." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 coal cleaning plant of Pittsburgh Coal Company." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Knotty in Nyack: 1941

August 4, 1941. Nyack, New York. "Dr. E. Hall Kline, residence on North Broadway. George Munson Schofield, architect. Playroom, to fireplace." The other end of the pine-paneled basement last seen here. 5x7 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

August 4, 1941. Nyack, New York. "Dr. E. Hall Kline, residence on North Broadway. George Munson Schofield, architect. Playroom, to fireplace." The other end of the pine-paneled basement last seen here. 5x7 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
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