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Vacation Wagon: 1964

Vacation Wagon: 1964

        Our annual salute to the start of vacation road-trip season, first posted here 11 years ago. Everyone buckled in? Let's go!

"Great Falls, Montana. Return after 3 wks Vacation. June 27, 1964." This Kodachrome is from a box of vacation slides I found on eBay. View full size.

 

Known But to God: 1943

Known But to God: 1943

HERE RESTS IN
HONORED GLORY

AN AMERICAN SOLDIER

KNOWN BUT TO GOD

May 1943. Arlington, Virginia. "Sailor and his girl at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Electric Steel: 1942

Electric Steel: 1942

1942. "White-hot steel pours like water from a 35-ton electric furnace at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., Brackenridge, Pa. The finest quality steels and alloys are produced in these furnaces, which allow much greater control of temperature than other conversion furnaces. The proportion of electric furnace steel is rising steadily, even though this process is the most expensive. The furnace is tilted for the pouring; the flying sparks indicate the fluidity of the steel." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

American Iron: 1942

American Iron: 1942

1942. "Bessemer converter (iron into steel), Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., Brackenridge, Pennsylvania." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Power of Tower: 1942

Power of Tower: 1942

May 1942. "Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, South Carolina." 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Gravy Train: 1941

Gravy Train: 1941

July 1941. "Flour mill in Caldwell, Idaho." 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Wood Bomber: 1942

The Wood Bomber: 1942

October 1942. "Preparing a model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel at North American Aviation's plant at Inglewood, Calif." More here and here. Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Daddy Is a Trasher: 1939

Daddy Is a Trasher: 1939

July 1939. "Children of May Avenue camp, Oklahoma City. Their father is a trasher and they are playing with some things he picked up." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Foggy Day: 1919

A Foggy Day: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Grant Six touring car." The man in back previously seen here. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

No Meddling: 1899

No Meddling: 1899

Winona, Minnesota, circa 1899. "A sawmill plant." Our title comes from the cryptic sign on the utility pole: DO NOT MEDDLE WITH THE WIRES. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

North by Northwest: 1899

North by Northwest: 1899

Tracy, Minnesota, circa 1899. "Engine of the South Dakota division, Chicago & North Western Ry." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Boy, Fourteen: 1936

Boy, Fourteen: 1936

November 1936. "Portraits of destitute migrant agricultural workers and their children. Boy, fourteen, in eighth grade. Now unable to attend because of insufficient food and clothing. Subsisted two days on frozen tomatoes from field nearby. Father says, 'They call me a road hog and a bum, but if I am, how did that boy get into the eighth grade?' American River camp, near Sacramento." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Valley Girl: 1936

Valley Girl: 1936

November 1936. "Children and home of cotton workers at migratory camp in southern San Joaquin Valley, California." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Rancho Geranium: 1936

Rancho Geranium: 1936

November 1936. "Window of farmhouse living room. Mercer County, Illinois. Hired man lives in house on farm that was formerly residence of owner-operator." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Just Add Water: 1936

Just Add Water: 1936

November 1936. "Migratory family in automobile camp, California." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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