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Five Points: 1940

Five Points: 1940

October 1940. "Durham, North Carolina. Five Points, center of city, with Chesterfield cigarette factories in background." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Dut's Kids: 1940

Dut's Kids: 1940

November 1940. "Two of Dutton ('Dut') Calleb's sons watering the mule. Southern Appalachian Project near Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Gleaners: 1910

The Gleaners: 1910

February 1910. "10 a.m. Saturday. 36 Laight Street, New York. Florence Lieto, 10 years old; Jennie Macola, 10 years old (hidden); Mamie Macola, 8; Nicholas Macola, 6. Picking coffee sweepings. The sweepings cost 25 cents a sack at the warehouse, and picked-over coffee sells at about 12 cents a pound. Man working with sore hand tied up in bandage. Children work after school hours and on Saturdays." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Boll Court: 1939

Boll Court: 1939

October 1939. "Tourist court in Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta. Everything is named 'cotton boll' in the Delta." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Great Six: 1926

Great Six: 1926

San Francisco circa 1926. "Willys-Knight Great Six four-passenger coupe at Golden Gate Park." With the Spreckels Temple of Music as backdrop. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. Today's reading from the Shorpy Bible of Betasseled Barouches. View full size.

 

Dive at Own Risk: 1939

Dive at Own Risk: 1939

June 1939. "Community swimming pool at Greenbelt, Maryland." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Payne Service: 1939

Payne Service: 1939

September 1939. "Combination filling station, garage, blacksmith shop, grocery store. Frank Petty, owner of the wagon, has just had his mule shod, his corn ground, purchased some kerosene and is returning home. R.F.D. Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Loosey & Rickety: 1939

Loosey & Rickety: 1939

November 1939. "Old house in Holmes County, Mississippi." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Nue Grocery: 1939

Nue Grocery: 1939

November 1939. Greenville, Mississippi. "In the Mississippi Delta, there is an ever-increasing number of Chinese grocerymen and merchants." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Featured image: Home Entertainment, 1943.

Corn-Fed: 1941

Corn-Fed: 1941

August 1941. "Having dinner at the home of Ray Lyman, FSA client near Castleton, Vermont." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Bumper Buddies: 1940

Bumper Buddies: 1940

December 1940. "Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana. Construction workers from Monroe sitting on car in front of their shacks before leaving for evening shift." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Northwest Passage: 1939

Northwest Passage: 1939

May 1939. Washington, D.C. "Alleyway [Zei Alley] between H, I, 14th and 15th streets N.W." Medium format acetate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Baltimore, U.S.A.: 1943

Baltimore, U.S.A.: 1943

May 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Building the SS Frederick Douglass. More than 6,000 Negro shipyard workers are employed at the Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, where this Liberty ship is being rushed to completion. Douglass, the noted orator and abolitionist leader, worked as a ship caulker in the vicinity of this yard before he escaped from slavery. Smiling from porthole of the dockhouse is rivet heater Willie Smith." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Roger Smith for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Orthodox Onions: 1938

Orthodox Onions: 1938

July 1938. "Russian Orthodox Church. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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