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Snow Birds: 1973

Snow Birds: 1973

Today in the Shorpy Showcase of Random Kodachromes, a slide dated NOV 73. New Jersey Cadillac, South Florida house. Hurry up, Harry, or we'll be late for the Early Bird! View full size.

 

Space Command: 1963

Space Command: 1963

Date on this randomly acquired Kodachrome: JAN63N. Time: 9:54. Location: Living Room. Reading material: May 1962 issue of Holiday. The television: Zenith, with "Space Command" remote. Window unit: 1954 Fedders "Weather Bureau." Blinds: Venetian. View: Full size.

 

Maine Train: 1940

Maine Train: 1940

October 1940. "At the railroad terminal in Caribou, Maine." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Wendell & Oscar: 1939

Wendell & Oscar: 1939

November 1939. "Main street of Wendell, North Carolina. Negroes on way to work in tobacco stem factory." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Trick or Treat: 1940

Trick or Treat: 1940

        Heeeere's Jack -- Happy Halloween from Shorpy!

October 1940. "Grocery store in Fargo, North Dakota." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon (with color by Shorpy) for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Halloween Party: 1938

Halloween Party: 1938

October 1938. "Shafter, Kern County, California. Halloween party at FSA camp for migratory agricultural workers." Acetate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration, and Happy Halloween from Shorpy. View full size.

 

Early Boomers: 1940

Early Boomers: 1940

December 1940. "War boom in a New England industrial town. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Bryant in their trailer about two miles out of Bath, Maine. Mr. Bryant works in the shipyard. They have been living in the trailer for two months. They could not rent in Bath and although a trailer cost them almost as much as a house, Mr. Bryant feels that it is a better investment because they do not know where they will go next in search of work when this 'boom' is over." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Spinning a Yarn: 1942

Spinning a Yarn: 1942

August 1942. "Fort Kent, Maine (vicinity). FSA clients of French descent on the Maine-Canadian border. Wife of Leonard Gagnon, Acadian FSA client, spinning domestic wool for knitting." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sunday Skoal: 1941

Sunday Skoal: 1941

August 1941. "Farm boys in beer parlor on Sunday afternoon. Finnish community of Bruce Crossing, Michigan." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Russian Style: 1942

Russian Style: 1942

August 1942. "Hartford, Connecticut (vicinity). U.S. residents, formerly Europeans, or of European descent, settled on small farms in central Connecticut. Mrs. Boris Komorosky in her living room. Stove is for heat in winter, Russian style!" Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

St. Albans: 1941

St. Albans: 1941

August 1941. "Small-town scenes in Vermont. In the square, facing the main street in Saint Albans." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Rear Windows: 1940

Rear Windows: 1940

March 22, 1940. New York. "Rear of #68 and #70 Greenwich Street showing dormers and stable ell back of #73 Washington Street at left. Houses built circa 1825." 5x7 inch acetate negative by Stanley P. Mixon for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

The Lonely City: 1940

The Lonely City: 1940

September 7, 1940. New York. "Greenwich Street Study (plot plan). Looking south along west side of Greenwich Street toward Battery over elevated structure (demolished Fall)." 5x7 inch acetate negative by Stanley P. Mixon for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

Wing Men: 1942

Wing Men: 1942

January 1942. "Fort Worth, Texas. Meacham Field. Civilian pilot training. Students learning about wing construction." Acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Crooked House: 1941

Crooked House: 1941

April 1941. "House and children in Negro section (South Side) of Chicago, Illinois." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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