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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Bustling Brattleboro: 1941

Bustling Brattleboro: 1941

July 1941. "The main street in Brattleboro, Vermont." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Anomie Farm: 1941

Anomie Farm: 1941

August 1941. "The family of Mr. Dan Sampson, father of 11 children. The Sampsons are moving out of their small unproductive farm in the Pine Camp expansion area to a 240-acre dairy farm in South Rutland, N.Y., obtained through the New York Defense Relocation Corporation. Near Sterlingville, New York." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cupboard-Cornered: 1941

Cupboard-Cornered: 1941

August 1941. "One of the children of Ernest Johnson, FSA client. Vernon, Vermont." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Pop Shop: 1940

Pop Shop: 1940

November 1940. "Shopping centers are springing up at the small towns near Shasta Dam site. This one was at Central Valley, California." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Carlton's Pharmacy: 1940

Carlton's Pharmacy: 1940

November 1940. "Boomtown store near Shasta Dam construction site, Shasta County, California." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Heeeere's Johnny: 1965

Heeeere's Johnny: 1965

Los Angeles, July 1965. "Entertainer Johnny Carson on the 'Tonight' Show delivering a monologue." 35mm negative from photos for the Look magazine assignment "Johnny Carson, the prince of chitchat, is a loner." View full size.

Showtime in Chicago: 1941

Showtime in Chicago: 1941

April 1941. "The movies are popular in the Negro section of Chicago. Regal Theater and Savoy Ballroom in the Southside neighborhood." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Experiment: 1941

The Experiment: 1941

December 1941. "Saint Croix, Virgin Islands. Science class at the Christiansted high school." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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