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Corner Grocery: 1941

Corner Grocery: 1941

September 1941. "Grocery store on main street of Ranchester in the Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Big Variety: 1941

Big Variety: 1941

July 1941. "Main street of Vale, Oregon, on the Fourth of July. Vale is one of the shopping centers for farmers who live and work on the Vale-Owyhee irrigation project." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Squatter Mother: 1936

Squatter Mother: 1936

November 1936. "Mother and three children in a California squatter camp." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

        Photo from this group of 211 images, which includes Lange's "Migrant Mother": Migrant agricultural workers in California in 1936. Photographs show squatter camps. Little Oklahoma. Families and their belongings in automobiles on the road. Car trouble along the road. Families existing in tent camps. Company housing for Mexican cotton pickers. Portraits of destitute migrants and their children. Hitch-hikers. Beet fields. Cotton pickers in the San Joaquin Valley. Lettuce and pea fields.

 

Shack at Osage: 1935

Shack at Osage: 1935

July 1935. "Scott's Run mining camps near Morgantown, W.Va. Domestic interior. Shack at Osage." 8x10 nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Resettlement Admin. View full size.

 

Gadsden Shoppers: 1940

Gadsden Shoppers: 1940

December 1940. "Christmas shopping crowds. Gadsden, Alabama." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Mr. O.K.: 1942

Mr. O.K.: 1942

November 1942. Lititz, Pennsylvania. "Mr. O.K. Bushong, express agent. Two trains a day pass through Lititz on the Lancaster-Reading Railroad. He says that passenger trade has increased 100 percent since war." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Easter Parade: 1942

Easter Parade: 1942

January 1942. "Sonoma County, California. Eggs. (Poultry raising exclusively for egg production on a scientific basis)." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dinosaur Garage: 1942

Dinosaur Garage: 1942

        Updated April 2021 with a better scan of this Kodachrome.

December 1942. "40th Street Shops (Chicago & North Western locomotive shops at Chicago)." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

A Ramblin' Man: 1963

A Ramblin' Man: 1963

My father at the wheel of our 1956 Rambler station wagon, somewhere in California in 1963. A patch of blue down the right edge says that my mother's in the front seat; I was in the back seat with my camera loaded with Ektachrome-X. I'm pretty sure by this point the dome light had lost its cover. View full size.

Cars & Stripes: 1946

Cars & Stripes: 1946

Dearborn, Michigan, 1946. "Ford Rouge B-Building. Cars leaving assembly line." Ansco color transparency from the Ford Motor Co. photographic archives. View full size.

Ragged Point: 1950

Ragged Point: 1950

Chesapeake Bay (Maryland) ca. 1950. "Water scenes. Boat in foreground, lighthouse in distance. Made for Mr. Sharpe of Potomac Electric Power Co." Ragged Point Light in the Potomac River. 5x7 inch nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Riggs Market: 1915

Riggs Market: 1915

Washington, D.C., 1915. "Riggs Market." On P Street N.W. between 14th and 15th since 1877, it closed in December 1945 to make way for an automobile showroom, according to the Washington Post. 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Beaucoup Bananas: 1921

Beaucoup Bananas: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "National Fruit Co. banana truck." Salvatore Scalco's produce business on Louisiana Avenue. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Tobin's Service Station: 1926

Tobin's Service Station: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "S.W. Barrow," the caption on this National Photo glass negative, name-checks District real estate developer Samuel W. Barrow, who may have had something to do with this work near his home on Monroe Street N.E. (a neighborhood last seen here) at the intersection with 18th. Note the gas station in the background. View full size.

 

Coeducated: 1942

Coeducated: 1942

May 1942. Lincoln, Nebraska. "University of Nebraska during final exam and commencement week. Bob Aden studying with his wife in their apartment." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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