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Girl Welder: 1943

Girl Welder: 1943

January 1943. "Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune-Cookman College. Girl welder in the National Youth Administration school." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Grainslinger: 1941

Grainslinger: 1941

July 1941. "Sacked wheat being stored in warehouse. Touchet, Walla Walla County, Washington." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Walla Walla Wheat: 1941

Walla Walla Wheat: 1941

July 1941. "Port Kelley, where wheat belonging to members of the Walla Walla Grain Growers is stored and shipped by barge to Portland. Walla Walla County, Washington." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Poolchritude: 1942

Poolchritude: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Publicity photographer and model at the municipal swimming pool on Sunday." Nitrate negative by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Second City: 1941

Second City: 1941

April 1941. "Old brownstone houses now occupied by Negroes in Chicago, Illinois." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ice Cream Social: 1942

Ice Cream Social: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Sunday at the municipal swimming pool." Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Splendor in the Grass: 1942

Splendor in the Grass: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Sunday at the edge of the municipal swimming pool." Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Our Treasures: 1941

Our Treasures: 1941

July 4, 1941. Vale, Oregon. "One of the floats in the Fourth of July parade." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Our Lady of the Ascension: 1941

Our Lady of the Ascension: 1941

January 1941. "Going to Mass. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

New York Telephone: 1950

New York Telephone: 1950

February 15, 1950. "N.Y. Telephone Co. headquarters and the World-Telegram building, from a helicopter." Photo by Al Ravenna for the New York World-Telegram & Sun. View full size.

 

Top Dog: 1936

Top Dog: 1936

Washington, D.C., 1936. "Bus transportation -- driver of Greyhound coach to New York." Seen earlier here. 4x5 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Honestly: 1860

Honestly: 1860

"Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, half-length portrait, facing right." Circa 1881 albumen silver print from a glass negative by Alexander Hesler. View full size.

        Photo of Lincoln made from a negative taken in Springfield, Illinois, by Alexander Hesler on June 3, 1860. "Wrote Lincoln's law partner, William H. Herndon, 'There is the peculiar curve of the lower lip, the lone mole on the right cheek, and a pose of the head so essentially Lincolnian; no other artist has ever caught it.' "

 

War Bonds: 1918

War Bonds: 1918

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

 

All-American: 1939

All-American: 1939

        UPDATE: As noted by our astute commenters, the store shown here is now the home of Bill Green's restaurant, Gullah Grub.

July 4, 1939. "A Fourth of July celebration. St. Helena Island, South Carolina." 35mm color transparency by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

People's Rapid Transit: 1936

People's Rapid Transit: 1936

Washington, D.C., 1936. "Bus transportation -- Greyhound Lines motor coach to New York." 4x5 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 
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