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First-Nighters: 1941

First-Nighters: 1941

September 1941. "First evening in the new home. FSA defense housing project in Hartford, Conn. Living in a defense boom town is expensive, so both work -- husband at Pratt & Whitney and wife in a restaurant." Photo by John Collier, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Queen: 1926-2022

The Queen: 1926-2022

October 19, 1957. College Park, Maryland. "British monarch Queen Elizabeth II on an official visit to the United States. The Queen attends a University of Maryland football game." (The Terrapins trounced the Tar Heels 21-7.) Kodachrome transparency for the Look magazine assignment "Elizabeth II: Her job, her income and wealth, her importance." View full size.

Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96

        LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, whose broadly popular seven-decade reign survived tectonic shifts in her country’s post-imperial society and weathered successive challenges posed by the romantic choices, missteps and imbroglios of her descendants, died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, her summer retreat. She was 96. -- New York Times

Grandview Cabins: 1941

Grandview Cabins: 1941

October 1941. Berkshire Hills County, Massachusetts. "Tourist camps stretch in an endless village along the Mohawk Trail through the Berkshires." Chicken and Spaghetti, 50 cents! Acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Motorcycle Mama: 1941

Motorcycle Mama: 1941

October 1941. Berkshire Hills County, Massachusetts. "Members of a motorcycle troop out to enjoy the fall coloring along the Mohawk Trail through the Berkshires." Medium format acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Washington Rubber: 1942

Washington Rubber: 1942

May 14, 1942. Washington, D.C. "Filling up with gas on the day before rationing starts." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Last Call: 1942

Last Call: 1942

May 14, 1942. Washington, D.C. "Filling up with gas on the day before rationing starts." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Tomatotown: 1941

Tomatotown: 1941

August 1941. "Cambridge, Maryland, home of Phillips Packing Co. tomato canning plant." As well as Phillips Hardware at the corner of Muir and Race streets, and a green-on-top stoplight. 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Gasoline Alley: 1941

Gasoline Alley: 1941

August 1941. Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland. "Service station on Gay Street." Acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Colorometer: 1942

Colorometer: 1942

May 1942. "Arlington, Virginia. Auto refinishing plant. Mechanical paint mixer." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fall Colors: 1941

Fall Colors: 1941

October 1941. "The rich and the poor crowd into the Berkshires to enjoy the fall coloring. Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts." Photo by John Collier, Farm Security Admin. View full size.

 

Bae Window: 1943

Bae Window: 1943

May 1943. New York. "Woman and her dog in the Harlem section." Medium format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Comic-Con: 1942

Comic-Con: 1942

July 1942. "Nyssa, Oregon. Japanese-American boys at the newsstand on their weekly visit to town." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Lumber Numberer: 1942

Lumber Numberer: 1942

July 1942. "Grant County, Oregon. Malheur National Forest. Measuring logs to determine board-feet." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Log Lading: 1942

Log Lading: 1942

July 1942. "Grant County, Oregon. Malheur National Forest. Loading large logs on truck for transport to railroad flatcar." Photo: Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Medium Tedium: 1942

Medium Tedium: 1942

June 1942. "Escambia Farms, Florida. Grading eggs in the FSA cooperative. The cooperative hires these men by the day to do the grading." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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