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Can We Go Home Now?

Can We Go Home Now?

Circa 1890s New Zealand. "Carte de visite portrait, Maori woman and child from Hawkes Bay." Glass negative, Samuel Carnell studio, Napier. View full size.

 

Goggles Girl: 1942

Goggles Girl: 1942

        This young lady is training to work on the assembly line of one of our great war plants. In preparation for this task, she devotes six nights a week to a WPA vocational training school where experienced instructors show her the technique of modern welding.

July 1942. "Work Projects Administration vocational school in Washington, D.C." Photo by Howard Liberman, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Halloween Hobo: 1957

Halloween Hobo: 1957

Baltimore, Oct. 31, 1957. "Carol Lee, Ray Steward, Howard H." A seasonal scene from the Janet & Kermy Kodachromes. Happy Halloween! View full size.

Busy River: 1904

Busy River: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Williamsburg Bridge from Brooklyn." The new span over the East River. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Table for One: 1939

Table for One: 1939

Circa 1939. "Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. Stone monuments and brick vaults in Colonial Park, formerly South Broad Street Cemetery." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Where To, Mister?

Where To, Mister?

November 1942. Salt Lake City, Utah. "Training women to operate taxicabs." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Senate Beer: 1942

Senate Beer: 1942

1942. "Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C." Note the streetcar control tower. Photo by Albert Freeman, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Home Dehydrating: 1942

Home Dehydrating: 1942

September 1942. Canfield, Ohio. "Mrs. Frank Rogers looking at a tray of blanched pencil pod beans on the dryer on top of a coal and wood range. The beans will dehydrate in the dryer." Also a tin tray of plums waiting to turn into prunes. Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

War News: 1942

War News: 1942

November 1942. "Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Newsman at Center Square on a rainy market day." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Antique Mall: 1959

Antique Mall: 1959

April 13, 1959. "Cross County Center. Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. Dusk. Lathrop Douglass, client." Fanny Farmer, Woolworth's, Lerner Shops -- it's hard to know where to begin! Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Steel Wheels: 1942

Steel Wheels: 1942

November 1942. "Chicago. In the locomotive repair shops at an Illinois Central Railroad yard." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Read 'Em and Weep: 1941

Read 'Em and Weep: 1941

Detroit, summer 1941. "Girls playing cards and drinking Coca-Cola." The card table seems to have turned in this seventh installment of Arthur Siegel's mysterious photos for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Midnight Special: 1957

Midnight Special: 1957

1957. "The Birmingham Special gets the highball at Rural Retreat, Virginia." Gelatin silver print by O. Winston Link. View full size.

Army Angel: 1943

Army Angel: 1943

May 1943. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. "Encased in a body and leg cast, this soldier must have constant care. Second Lieutenant Frances Bullock, Army nurse, helps him to a drink of fruit juice." Medium format nitrate negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dale and the Pale Pumpkin

Dale and the Pale Pumpkin

"Dale and pumpkin, 1962." Dale, last seen at the reunion, now in the pumpkin patch. From the Kermy & Janet Kodachromes I found on eBay. View full size.

 
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