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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAPALLO, ITALY: 1947
 

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Down and Out in Omaha: 1938

Down and Out in Omaha: 1938

November 1938. "Unemployed man. Omaha, Nebraska." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

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There's something very real about this photo. Often times when you see old B/W photos, one gets a sense of nostalgia, which detracts from what we can associate with. This picture looks like you could be there with the guy in the photo. I can't put my finger on it. It has a sort of crispness to it.

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