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Miss Watts: 1902

Miss Watts: 1902

"Watts, Miss -- between February 1901 and December 1903." Portrait of a well-rounded ingenue. 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

Mama's Family: 1941

Mama's Family: 1941

March 1941. "Negro family waiting for ride into town. Halifax County, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Girl Cave: 1940

Girl Cave: 1940

November 1940. "Home supervisor examining canned goods of FSA rehabilitation borrower in food storage cave. Labette County, Kansas." Acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Ice Cycle: 1941

Ice Cycle: 1941

January 1941. "Harrisonburg, Virginia." Braking at the door till someone lets it in. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Half-Pint Posse: 1941

Half-Pint Posse: 1941

March 1941. "Children of construction workers in trailer camp. Portsmouth, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Teen Idle: 1941

Teen Idle: 1941

March 1941, somewhere in Virginia. An uncaptioned photo by John Vachon of Navy-town schoolboys shooting the breeze, possibly in Portsmouth. View full size.

 

Shipshape: 1941

Shipshape: 1941

March 1941. "Sailor's wife living in trailer camp near Navy yard. Portsmouth, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

National Cash Register: 1904

National Cash Register: 1904

Dayton, Ohio, 1904. "Tool room of the National Cash Register Co." A case study in belt-and-pulley power transmission. George R. Lawrence Co. photo. View full size.

 

Red Delicious: 1953

Red Delicious: 1953

May 1953. "Entertainer Gwen Verdon dressed in a costume as Eve and surrounded by apples." Color transparency from the Look magazine assignment "The New Eve." View full size.

 

Blue Heaven: 1941

Blue Heaven: 1941

June 1941. "Family of worker at General Electric plant in trailer home at FSA camp. Erie, Pennsylvania." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Amazon Prime: 1952

Amazon Prime: 1952

February 1952. "Actresses Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe on set and in costume for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

Foot Traffic: 1941

Foot Traffic: 1941

March 1941. "Portsmouth, Virginia. Houses near Navy yard." The street last seen here. Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Million Stories: 1913

A Million Stories: 1913

New York, 1913. "Manhattan looking south along Broadway from Woolworth Bldg." Skyscraper landmarks in this bird's eye view include the Singer (tallest) and Park Row (lower left) buildings. At right, the Statue of Liberty. Gelatin silver print by Irving Underhill. View full size.

 

Test Pilot: 1958

Test Pilot: 1958

May 1958. "Lt. Commander George Watkins in flight suit in cockpit of jet fighter." Kodachrome by Frank Bauman for the Look magazine assignment "Navy Test Pilot." View full size.

House Hockey: 1941

House Hockey: 1941

March 1941. "Houses near Navy yard. Portsmouth, Virginia." On garbage day, when there's always a plentiful supply of pucks. Acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 
 
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