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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WE HAVE A BIG JOB: WWII
 

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Nebrewska: 1938

Nebrewska: 1938

November 1938. "Saloon and liquor store near Cudahy packing plant. South Omaha, Nebraska." Metz on the left, Blatz on the right. Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Loan Ranger: 1938

Loan Ranger: 1938

November 1938. "Loan companies on lower Douglas Street. Omaha, Nebraska." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Chore Warriors: 1862

Chore Warriors: 1862

May 1862. "Yorktown, Virginia (vicinity). Servants at Prince de Joinville's quarters." Wet plate glass negative by James F. Gibson. View full size.

 

Field Hospital: 1862

Field Hospital: 1862

June 1862. "Fair Oaks, Virginia. Frame house on Fair Oaks battlefield used by Hooker's Division as a hospital." Wet plate negative by James F. Gibson from the main Eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign. View full size.

 

Backslider: 1935

Backslider: 1935

San Francisco, 1935. "Interior Dept. truck -- Studebaker tilt bed on Leavenworth Street." 8x10 inch nitrate negative, formerly of the Marilyn Blaisdell and Wyland Stanley collections. View full size.

 

Holy Mothers: 1942

Holy Mothers: 1942

August 1942. "Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman for 26 years who supports adopted daughter as well as daughter and three grandchildren on an annual salary of $1,080, reading the Bible in her bedroom." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Eleventh and P: 1942

Eleventh and P: 1942

August 1942. Washington, D.C. "Corner store on 11th Street N.W. which is patronized by Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman." Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

American Smelting: 1938

American Smelting: 1938

November 1938. "Largest smelting furnace in the world. Omaha, Nebraska." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ice Palace: 1942

Ice Palace: 1942

November 1942. "Chevy Chase Ice Palace, Washington. D.C. Skating in ballroom." Photo by Edwin Rosskam for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bread, Brooms & Beyond: 1942

Bread, Brooms & Beyond: 1942

August 1942. Washington, D.C. "Grocery store at 1426 11th Street N.W., across the street from Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

An Impressive Specimen: 1942

An Impressive Specimen: 1942

August 1942. Washington, D.C. "Housewife bargaining in the store owned by Mr. J. Benjamin." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sunshine & Shadow: 1916

Sunshine & Shadow: 1916

June 5, 1916. New York. "Miss Mackay's pageant Children of Sunshine and Shadow (with the hoop symbolizing 'Play') as presented at Washington Irving High School." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Queen of Soul: 1942-2018

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Queen of Soul: 1942-2018

        Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76.

"Aretha Franklin, Jazz & Blues portfolio, 1968." Dye transfer print by Lee Friedlander. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. View full size.

Good Humor Boys: 1941

Good Humor Boys: 1941

March 1941. "The Good Humor man comes to trailer camp on Saturday afternoon. These children are sons of torpedo plant workers in Alexandria, Virginia." Medium format negative by Martha McMillan Roberts. View full size.

 

Apache Beer: 1940

Apache Beer: 1940

May 1940. "Store in copper mining center of Bisbee, Arizona." The Miners Meat Market in the Holz Building on Naco Road. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 
 
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