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Smoking Rooms: 1904

Smoking Rooms: 1904

        Completed in 1897; burned to the ground in a massive fire in 1950.

Circa 1904. "Hotel Ausable Chasm, Ausable Chasm, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Two Bits: 1940

Two Bits: 1940

December 1940. "Negro soldiers. Columbus, Georgia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

GAS: 1939

GAS: 1939

May 1939. "Gas station between Tulare and Fresno on U.S. 99." Medium format acetate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Water Boys: 1939

Water Boys: 1939

July 1939. "Children of May Avenue camp pumping water from thirty-foot well which supplies about a dozen families. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

        General caption: Photographs show exterior and interior of shacks, tents, other makeshift shelter in May Avenue camp, which is partially under bridge and adjacent to city dump and hog wallow. Squalor, filth, vermin in which poverty-stricken inhabitants dwell. Water supplied by shallow wells and water peddler. Piles of rubbish and debris in which children and adults have injured feet. Privies. Families eating food from vegetable dumps, packing houses and discarded from hospital. Children clothed in gunny sacks. Malnourished babies. Sick people. Cooking, washing, ironing, patching. Improvised chicken coop. Corn patch."

 

Man of Letter: 1904

Man of Letter: 1904

1904. Washington, D.C. "H.D. Watts, 6th Street." Proud alumnus of Maryland Agricultural College. 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 

Miss Watts: 1902

Miss Watts: 1902

"Watts, Miss -- between February 1901 and December 1903." Portrait of a well-rounded ingenue. 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

Mama's Family: 1941

Mama's Family: 1941

March 1941. "Negro family waiting for ride into town. Halifax County, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Girl Cave: 1940

Girl Cave: 1940

November 1940. "Home supervisor examining canned goods of FSA rehabilitation borrower in food storage cave. Labette County, Kansas." Acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Ice Cycle: 1941

Ice Cycle: 1941

January 1941. "Harrisonburg, Virginia." Braking at the door till someone lets it in. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Half-Pint Posse: 1941

Half-Pint Posse: 1941

March 1941. "Children of construction workers in trailer camp. Portsmouth, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Teen Idle: 1941

Teen Idle: 1941

March 1941, somewhere in Virginia. An uncaptioned photo by John Vachon of Navy-town schoolboys shooting the breeze, possibly in Portsmouth. View full size.

 

Shipshape: 1941

Shipshape: 1941

March 1941. "Sailor's wife living in trailer camp near Navy yard. Portsmouth, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

National Cash Register: 1904

National Cash Register: 1904

Dayton, Ohio, 1904. "Tool room of the National Cash Register Co." A case study in belt-and-pulley power transmission. George R. Lawrence Co. photo. View full size.

 

Red Delicious: 1953

Red Delicious: 1953

May 1953. "Entertainer Gwen Verdon dressed in a costume as Eve and surrounded by apples." Color transparency from the Look magazine assignment "The New Eve." View full size.

 

Blue Heaven: 1941

Blue Heaven: 1941

June 1941. "Family of worker at General Electric plant in trailer home at FSA camp. Erie, Pennsylvania." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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