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Garage à Trois: 1940

Garage à Trois: 1940

September 1940. "Locomotives in roundhouse. Durango, Colorado." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Imperial Hotel: 1940

Imperial Hotel: 1940

September 1940. "Old Imperial hotel built in Silverton, Colorado, during its heyday." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Happiness Is: 1936

Happiness Is: 1936

November 1936. "Pregnant migrant woman living in squatter camp. Kern County, California." Acetate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Backwater: 1937

Backwater: 1937

December 1937. "Water tower on railroad through Jennings, Maryland. The train now runs only once a week." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Stamps for Shriners: 1923

Stamps for Shriners: 1923

May 25, 1923. "Post office on wheels decorated with Shrine colors. Postmaster Wm. M. Mooney is standing before the office." This rig, last seen here, serviced the big convention of Masonic orders held 97 years ago in Washington, D.C. 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Tray Chic: 1923

Tray Chic: 1923

May 16, 1923. "Arlington Park, Virginia. Evelyn Wadsworth, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Wadsworth of New York, serving cold drinks at the National Capital Horse Show." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Modern Millipede: 1923

Modern Millipede: 1923

July 18, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Sunshine Girls dancing on beach." The British dance troupe last seen here, visiting the national capital for an engagement at the B.F. Keith vaudeville house. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Government Checks: 1919

Government Checks: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "War Risk Bureau check writing." From its genesis as a Treasury Department agency at the start of World War I, the Bureau of War Risk Insurance gradually morphed into today's Department of Veterans Affairs. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Straw Man: 1941

Straw Man: 1941

July 1941. "Loading hay into barn. Son of FSA borrower who moved from Nebraska drought area three years ago to Douglas County, Wisconsin." Photo by John Vachon. View full size.

 

College Smoke-In: 1956

College Smoke-In: 1956

Candid photo in a college classroom at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. 35mm Tri-X negative taken in 1956 by my brother. View full size.

Dog Daze: 1941

Dog Daze: 1941

August 1941. "Edgewater Park trailer camp near the Ford bomber plant. Ypsilanti, Michigan." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Elevator Annex: 1941

Elevator Annex: 1941

August 1941. "Great Northern grain elevators. Superior, Wisconsin." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Briques de Dubuque: 1940

Briques de Dubuque: 1940

        UPDATE: Commenter psteach informs us that this is the A.A. Cooper mansion "Redstone" at 504 Bluff Street, now welcoming guests as the Redstone Inn.

April 1940. "House in Dubuque, Iowa." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Trunk Route: 1967

Trunk Route: 1967

My father steers our 1966 Rambler Classic station wagon through Sequoia National Park's Tunnel Log in this Kodachrome slide I took on our summer vacation in July 1967. But it wasn't the first time he'd driven a Rambler through a tree, however, an event seen previously here on Shorpy. View full size.

Truckin': 1939

Truckin': 1939

September 1939. "Driver entering cab of truck which has just been cleaned and checked over in garage preparatory to next trip. Minneapolis, Minnesota." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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