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Marcella and Viola: 1943

April 1943. Clinton, Iowa. "Marcella Hart and Viola Sievers, wipers for the Chicago &amp; North Western Railroad, cleaning one of the giant H-class locomotives." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

April 1943. Clinton, Iowa. "Marcella Hart and Viola Sievers, wipers for the Chicago & North Western Railroad, cleaning one of the giant H-class locomotives." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Oscar Weston: 1911

June 1911. "Oscar Weston, 1320 Berkley Avenue, South Norfolk. Has been doing 'toting work' off and on for a year at the Chesapeake Knitting Mills in Berkley, Virginia."  Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

June 1911. "Oscar Weston, 1320 Berkley Avenue, South Norfolk. Has been doing 'toting work' off and on for a year at the Chesapeake Knitting Mills in Berkley, Virginia." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Knitting Mill Boys: 1911

These boys work in the Chesapeake Knitting Mills, Berkley, Virginia, and live in South Norfolk (youngest refused to give names): Otto, Lowe, 78 Seaboard Ave., Finishing Room. D.M. Deschields, 25 Phillip St., Winding Room. Lonnie Womack, Hawthorn Ave., Winding Room. Jack Harrell, 66 Perry St., Finishing. Waverley Roseberry, 250 St. James, Winding Room. Charlie McHorney, 4 Poindexter St., Winding Room. June 1911. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

These boys work in the Chesapeake Knitting Mills, Berkley, Virginia, and live in South Norfolk (youngest refused to give names): Otto, Lowe, 78 Seaboard Ave., Finishing Room. D.M. Deschields, 25 Phillip St., Winding Room. Lonnie Womack, Hawthorn Ave., Winding Room. Jack Harrell, 66 Perry St., Finishing. Waverley Roseberry, 250 St. James, Winding Room. Charlie McHorney, 4 Poindexter St., Winding Room. June 1911. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Rush Hour: 1941

Gas pump with clothesline, barn and horse-drawn wagon in background. View full size. Photographer and location unknown. FSA, 1941 or 1942.

Gas pump with clothesline, barn and horse-drawn wagon in background. View full size. Photographer and location unknown. FSA, 1941 or 1942.

 

Chez Heinz: 1936

January 1936. "Negro house in New Orleans, Louisiana." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.

January 1936. "Negro house in New Orleans, Louisiana." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Hello?

Telephone company switchboard, probably 1920s. Exact location unknown, but somewhere in British Mandate Palestine. Matson Photo Service.  View full size.

Telephone company switchboard, probably 1920s. Exact location unknown, but somewhere in British Mandate Palestine. Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

Is the Caller There?

Early 20th-century telephone switchboard in British-Mandate Palestine. View full size. American Colony Photo Department. Location not specified although sign in background lists police and ambulance numbers "in Jerusalem."

Early 20th-century telephone switchboard in British-Mandate Palestine. View full size. American Colony Photo Department. Location not specified although sign in background lists police and ambulance numbers "in Jerusalem."

 

Number, Please

Switchboard operators in 1930s or 1940s British-Mandate Palestine, a few years after the other photo (the chairs look a little less like torture devices). Matson Photo Service. View full size.

Switchboard operators in 1930s or 1940s British-Mandate Palestine, a few years after the other photo (the chairs look a little less like torture devices). Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

Four Kids on a Truck: 1942

January 1942. "Workers' children at Farm Security Administration labor camp in Robstown, Texas." Kodachrome by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

January 1942. "Workers' children at Farm Security Administration labor camp in Robstown, Texas." Kodachrome by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Inter-City Beauties: 1927

Contestants at Atlantic City Pageant. View full size.

Contestants at Atlantic City Pageant. View full size.

O.K. Soap: 1936

Interior of the general store in Moundville, Alabama. Photographed by Walker Evans in the summer of 1936. Top shelf inventory: 1 box Peter Loaded Shells, 2 chairs, 2 Aurora oil cans, 8 boxes quart-size Ball square mason fruit jars, 2 small lanterns, 3 large lanterns, 9 galvanized tubs, 1 trunk. Maybe someone would like to inventory the rest of the room. View full size | View even larger.

Interior of the general store in Moundville, Alabama. Photographed by Walker Evans in the summer of 1936. Top shelf inventory: 1 box Peter Loaded Shells, 2 chairs, 2 Aurora oil cans, 8 boxes quart-size Ball square mason fruit jars, 2 small lanterns, 3 large lanterns, 9 galvanized tubs, 1 trunk. Maybe someone would like to inventory the rest of the room. View full size | View even larger.

 

Love Before Breakfast: 1936

Houses in Atlanta. March 1936 View full size. Photograph by Walker Evans.

Houses in Atlanta. March 1936 View full size. Photograph by Walker Evans.

 

Fancy Grocery: 1935

December 1935. "Coca-Cola shack in Alabama." Photograph by Walker Evans. Back in the 1930s  just about any building or barn was like a Web site -- you could rent out the blank spaces for banner ads (in this case for the circus in Montgomery). View full size.

December 1935. "Coca-Cola shack in Alabama." Photograph by Walker Evans. Back in the 1930s just about any building or barn was like a Web site -- you could rent out the blank spaces for banner ads (in this case for the circus in Montgomery). View full size.

 

McCollum Grocery: 1936

Moundville, Alabama, in 1936. Photo by Walker Evans. [Update Nov. 9, 2007: This would seem to be in Greensboro, not Moundville. Although the mayor of Haleyville has another theory. - Dave] View full size.

Moundville, Alabama, in 1936. Photo by Walker Evans. [Update Nov. 9, 2007: This would seem to be in Greensboro, not Moundville. Although the mayor of Haleyville has another theory. - Dave] View full size.

 

Sprott, Alabama: 1936

August 1936. "Crossroads store at Sprott, Alabama." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Walker Evans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

August 1936. "Crossroads store at Sprott, Alabama." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Walker Evans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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