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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FIGHT DISEASE WITH CLEANLINESS: 1936

The Big Dig: 1941

The Big Dig: 1941

August 1941. "Albany iron mine. Hibbing, Minnesota." A Bucyrus-Erie Model 54-B electric shovel. Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Light Lunch: 1941

A Light Lunch: 1941

August 1941. "Children of Mexican sugar beet workers on porch of one of the houses at Saginaw Farms, Michigan." Acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Milk Tot: 1941

Milk Tot: 1941

August 1941. "Child drinking milk. Duluth, Minnesota." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Here's the Beef: 1941

Here's the Beef: 1941

July 1941. "The beef cut. Packing plant in Austin, Minnesota." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Toasted: 1941

Toasted: 1941

August 1941. "Farmers in beer parlor on Sunday afternoon. Finnish community of Bruce Crossing, Michigan." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Shady Pretty: 1941

Shady Pretty: 1941

June 1941. "Residential section. Milwaukee, Wisconsin." Take the "tree" out of Elm Street and you're left with Elm St. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

A Quiet Neighborhood: 1952

A Quiet Neighborhood: 1952

November 7, 1952. "New York City views. Old cemetery No. 1, Shearith Israel, Old Bowery or St. James Place." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Shelter: 1956

Shelter: 1956

January 25, 1956. "Prudential Insurance Co., Newark, New Jersey. Entrance detail from across Broad Street." The building previously seen here. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Patterns: 1959

Patterns: 1959

October 23, 1959. "Bloomingdale's, Hackensack, New Jersey. China and glass department. Raymond Loewy, client." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Liberty Bonds: 1918

Liberty Bonds: 1918

Washington, D.C., 1918. "Liberty Loan bonds -- Bureau of Engraving and Printing." Financing the war effort. 8x10 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Dude on the Tracks: 1926

Dude on the Tracks: 1926

June or July 1926. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "NO CAPTION [Man lying in front of train on tracks]." Perhaps some diligent Shorpysleuth can figure out what's going on here. 4x5 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Protected: 1936

Protected: 1936

Oct. 15, 1936. Washington, D.C. "Protection against that dreaded disease Silicosis is assured underground workers with this new sand-blasting helmet developed by William P. Biggs, Safety Engineer of the Navy Department. Weighing only 43 ounces, the helmet has been tested for nearly a year in various naval stations throughout the country." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Snuggly Betty: 1963

Snuggly Betty: 1963

        Apropos of nothing in particular, we present this press-release photo of newlyweds Betty White and Allen Ludden.

1963. "Allen Ludden and Betty White, co-starring in Lerner & Loewe's hit musical Brigadoon, at the Gladiators Music Arena in Totowa, N.J., now through Sunday, July 14." View full size.

Night Coach: 1941

Night Coach: 1941

December 24, 1941. Washington, D.C. "Greyhound bus terminal on Christmas eve. Little girl waiting." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

What a Dump: 1941

What a Dump: 1941

        Dart truck with Hercules dump body; Bucyrus-Erie 54-B electric shovel.

August 1941. "Loading dump truck with iron ore at the Albany mine, Hibbing, Minnesota. Use of trucks was initiated in this mine two years ago and railroad tracks removed; trucks were found more economical and can climb the steep grade in much shorter time." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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