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Cozy Kitchen: 1940

Cozy Kitchen: 1940

December 1940. "Bath, Maine. War boom in a New England industrial town. Inside the home of Ralph Hart, a worker at the shipyards. The house is one of a small settlement of shacks springing up a few miles out of Bath." Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Maine Man: 1940

Maine Man: 1940

December 1940. "War boom in a New England industrial town. Portrait of a shipyard worker. Bath, Maine." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Winter Street: 1940

Winter Street: 1940

December 1940. "Winter Street, Quincy, Massachusetts. A Syrian neighborhood near the shipyards. Slum area where many shipyard workers live." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

41st Engineers: 1942

41st Engineers: 1942

March 1942. Fort Bragg, North Carolina. "41st Engineers, at Negro camp, taking advanced training. Sergeant Franklin Williams, left, in jeep." Acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Foreign Information Service of the U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Information. View full size.

 

Let's Do Launch: 1943

Let's Do Launch: 1943

May 1943. "Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Portraits of the workers who turn out 'Liberty' ship cargo transports, during lunch hour or on rest period." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Little Tomboy: 1927

Little Tomboy: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Little Jordan Tomboy convertible coupe." Warming up on the Shorpy Driveway of Diminutive Dropheads. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

A Lot of Cars: 1942

A Lot of Cars: 1942

July 1942. "Detroit, Michigan. Looking down on a parking lot from the rear of the Fisher Building." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

W@F: 1942

W@F: 1942

July 1942. Detroit, Michigan. "Street scenes in the downtown business section. Cars waiting for a traffic light on a street with traffic markings." More specifically, Woodward Avenue at Farnsworth Street as seen from the Maccabees Building. 4x5 inch acetate negative by Arthur Siegel for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Banana Stand: 1936

The Banana Stand: 1936

February 1936. "Roadside fruit. Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana." The oyster-and-banana stand last glimpsed here. Special appearance by (we guess) George himself. 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Sauls Sandwich Shop: 1936

Sauls Sandwich Shop: 1936

January 1936. "New Orleans sandwich shop. Orleans Parish, Louisiana." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Churches of Chicago: 1942

Churches of Chicago: 1942

April 1942. "Chicago, Illinois" is all they wrote for this one; it seems to be a Sunday. Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Vivien Garry: 1947

Vivien Garry: 1947

May 1947. New York. "Vivien Garry and Teddy Kaye at Dixon's." The jazz bassist and her pianist, two-thirds of the Vivien Garry Trio. Acetate negative by William Gottlieb. View full size.

 

Tommy Dorsey: 1942

Tommy Dorsey: 1942

April 1942. "Chicago, Illinois -- Mr. Thomas Dorsey, radio technician, in William H. Green's radio and electrical store. Mr. Dorsey is an expert radio repairman and studied at the Tilden technical school in Chicago." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Mr. Radio: 1942

Mr. Radio: 1942

April 1942. "Chicago, Illinois -- Negro business and professional men and women. William H. Green, owner of a radio and electrical store on 47th Street near Indiana Avenue. Mr. Green has been in the radio business for nine years, in the same store." Photo by Jack Delano for the Foreign Information Service of the U.S. Office of Coordinator of Information. View full size.

 

Agri Culture: 1942

Agri Culture: 1942

April 1942. Madison, Wisconsin. "Members of the Blue Shield Country Life Club of the University of Wisconsin visiting the studio of John Steuart Curry. One of the aims of the club is to bring about greater participation in cultural activities among farm people." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the U.S. Office of Coordinator of Information. View full size.

 
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