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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Over the Oconee: 1941

Over the Oconee: 1941

November 1941. "Greene County, Georgia. Railroad tracks across the Oconee River." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Other Voices: 1941

Other Voices: 1941

October 1941. "Woodville, Greene County, Georgia. Section of a house built in the 1830s by the grandfather of Mr. Wade Durham. The house is now occupied by a Negro family." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Taught Napping: 1941

Taught Napping: 1941

October 1941. "White Plains, Greene County, Georgia. Rest period in school." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

The Busy Kitchen: 1941

The Busy Kitchen: 1941

May 1941. "Mrs. E.E. Botner, wife of FSA rehabilitation borrower, wringing laundry in electric wringer. This family has been on the project for about five years. Vale-Owyhee irrigation project, Malheur County, Oregon." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Camo Class: 1943

Camo Class: 1943

        In this WW2 Kodachrome we have the opening frame of the first-ever Shorpy Filmstrip® -- sort of a coming-attractions trailer for Shorpy 2.0, with larger pictures and type.

March 1943. "Camouflage class in New York University, where men and women are preparing for jobs in the Army or in industry, New York, N.Y. They make models from aerial photographs, re-photograph them, then work out a camouflage scheme and make a final photograph." Medium format Kodachrome transparency by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Moving to Mexico: 1941

Moving to Mexico: 1941

August 1941. "Mrs. Myrtle Higgins of Leraysville, New York, with some of the belongings she has packed preparing to move out of the area being taken over by the Army. Mrs. Higgins has been selling eggs and berries in the town, and her son added to her $2 a week income by working in a junkyard in Watertown. She is moving to a farm near Mexico, New York." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Stop and Go: 1941

Stop and Go: 1941

July 1941. "Road on the outskirts of Brattleboro, Vermont." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sky Chief: 1941

Sky Chief: 1941

July 1941. "Working on an engine of one of the airliners. Municipal airport, Washington, D.C." Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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