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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Teeter Tots: 1939

Teeter Tots: 1939

June 1939. "Children playing -- Tygart Valley Homesteads, West Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Auscultation: 1939

The Auscultation: 1939

September 1939. "Boy being examined by doctor. Greendale, Wisconsin. This is the Greendale branch of the Milwaukee Group Health Association." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Defrees Alley: 1941

Defrees Alley: 1941

September 1941. "Children playing in DeFrees Alley, N.E. Washington, D.C., near Capitol building. One basement room rents for nine dollars a month; two rooms upstairs for sixteen dollars; one bath and cold water in the hall for entire building." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tygart Sliders: 1939

Tygart Sliders: 1939

June 1939. "Tygart Valley Homesteads, near Elkins, West Virginia. Children of homesteaders at play. A subsistence homestead project of the U.S. Resettlement Administration." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Schott's Alley: 1941

Schott's Alley: 1941

October 1941. "Schoot's Court [i.e., Schott’s Alley], Washington, D.C.; Senate Office Building is in the background. Four very small dark rooms rent for 15 and 18 dollars per month with water and privy in yard. It used to rent for 6 and 8 dollars. Frank Coles and his friend are sitting on the bench. He was a cement plasterer but has been on relief during the past year. He has frequent heart attacks and his feet and ankles are all swollen. Doctor advises a chicken and lamb diet, no pork or beef, but he doesn't even have money to buy fuel. He can't get waited on in a clinic or get to one. He waited from before 11 until 4 p.m. but still could not see a doctor. He has been in Washington since 1906." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Kansas Cornucopia: 1941

Kansas Cornucopia: 1941

October 1941. "Stockyards and flour mill. Wichita, Kansas." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Shady Lady: 1939

Shady Lady: 1939

June 1939. "Shady side of main street. Elkins, West Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Greendale Girls: 1939

Greendale Girls: 1939

September 1939. "Children who live at Greendale, Wisconsin, a model community planned by the Suburban Division of the U.S. Resettlement Administration." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Cleo Cola: 1941

Cleo Cola: 1941

September 1941. "Buildings on main street of ghost town. Judith Basin County, Montana." Another look at the hamlet of Geyser, which seems to have an affinity for "Kandy." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Dude Girl: 1941

Dude Girl: 1941

August 1941. "Dude girl with two cowboys at a Saturday night dance in Birney, Montana." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Magical Minot: 1941

Magical Minot: 1941

August 1941. "Rail yard and grain elevators. Minot, North Dakota," a.k.a. "The Magic City." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ghost Cafe: 1941

Ghost Cafe: 1941

September 1941. "Building on main street of ghost town. Judith Basin County, Montana." The Home Cafe / Kandy Kitchen / Eat Shop. Also, Rooms. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Clack Elevator: 1941

Clack Elevator: 1941

August 1941. "Grain storage elevators. Havre, Montana." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Basket of Beans: 1941

A Basket of Beans: 1941

July 1941. "Italian day laborer with basket of beans she has just picked. Seabrook Farms, Bridgeton, New Jersey." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

De Escalation: 1959

De Escalation: 1959

October 23, 1959. "Bloomingdale's, Hackensack, New Jersey. Escalators. Raymond Loewy, client." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
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