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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.

 

Beat Me Daddy: 1942

Beat Me Daddy: 1942

April 1942. "Mr. Oliver Coleman, drummer, looking over some music scores in the study of his apartment on Indiana Avenue. Chicago, Illinois." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Foreign Information Service of the U.S. Office of Coordinator of Information. View full size.

 

Easton: 1935

Easton: 1935

November 1935. "View of Easton, Pennsylvania, Lehigh River and Canal." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Here You Go: 1936

Here You Go: 1936

March 1936. "Steel mill workers' houses, company owned. Vicinity of Birmingham, Alabama." 8x10 nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Outside Counsel: 1936

Outside Counsel: 1936

March 1936. "View in the Negro quarter. Vicksburg, Mississippi." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Golden Jubilee: 1935

Golden Jubilee: 1935

December 1935. "Eagle's Store -- Selma, Dallas County, Alabama." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Playscape: 1941

Playscape: 1941

April 1941. "Chicago, Illinois. Housing available to Negroes on the South Side. Children playing in vacant lot." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sidewalk Squadron: 1942

Sidewalk Squadron: 1942

July 1942. "Detroit, Michigan. Boys and a girl on bicycles." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Arthur Siegel for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Country Kitchen: 1942

Country Kitchen: 1942

July 1942. "Birmingham, Michigan (vicinity). Kitchen in a country house." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Arthur Siegel for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

American Gas: 1935

American Gas: 1935

June 1935. "Filling station. Reedsville, Preston County, West Virginia." Last seen here. 8x10 nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Buck in a Truck: 1940

Buck in a Truck: 1940

From around 1940 comes this snapshot of a young man in a truck with West Virginia plates -- one of thousands of 35mm negatives in the FSA/OWI archive at the Library of Congress with no caption or photographer information. Why so glum, chum? View full size.

 

File M for Mazique : 1942

File M for Mazique : 1942

Winter 1942. Washington, D.C. "Jewel Mazique on temporary duty checking filing systems in the Library of Congress." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Information. View full size.

 
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