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Short Subjects: 1938

Short Subjects: 1938

September 1938. " 'It's a dirty gyp,' say the mine workers' sons in the penny arcade at outdoor carnival. Granville, West Virginia." Stepstools helpfully provided for the shorter cineastes. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Field Trip: 1942

Field Trip: 1942

      Two of some 300 West Virginians recruited by the Farm Security Administration to travel to Upstate New York for the fall harvest of peaches, apples, tomatoes and other crops, part of a "Food for Victory" campaign occasioned by the wartime manpower shortage.

September 1942. "High school boys and girls going by special train from Richwood, West Virginia, to upper New York state to help bring in the harvest." Photo by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Trailer Queen: 1941

Trailer Queen: 1941

January 1941. "Guest at Sarasota, Florida, trailer park, beside her garden made of shells and odds and ends. The camp has garden club for members organized for the purpose of making the surroundings attractive." So, not all the girls in Florida around 1940 were picking tomatoes. Some were the tomatoes. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Boogie Woogie: 1940

The Boogie Woogie: 1940

June 1940. "Some of the younger Osceola migratory camp members who have come to the Belle Glade post office for their mail." From photos by Marion Post Wolcott documenting a Farm Security Administration camp for migrants working in Florida's vegetable fields and tomato canneries. View full size.

 

Doesn't Cotton: 1936

Doesn't Cotton: 1936

May 1936. " 'Damned if we'll work for what they pay folks hereabouts.' Crittenden County, Arkansas. Cotton workers on the road, carrying all they possess in the world." Photo by Carl Mydans, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Television Screen: 1950

Television Screen: 1950

July 12, 1950. "Hilda Kassell, East 53rd Street, New York City. Father reading newspaper, two children viewing television." The test-pattern tone is especially hypnotic this morning. Photo by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Lone Wolfsmith: 1943

Lone Wolfsmith: 1943

January 1943. "Freight operations on the Chicago & North Western R.R. between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. The journey ended, conductor John M. Wolfsmith walks to the little passenger station to wait for a suburban train to take him home to Chicago." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Playboy Pop Stand: 1937

Playboy Pop Stand: 1937

January 1937. "Unmarried man who works in the packinghouse at Deerfield, Fla." Photo by Arthur Rothstein, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Seven Loaves: 1939

Seven Loaves: 1939

August 1939. "A corner of the T.P. Schrock kitchen in their new home. Yakima Valley, Wash." Putting the yeast in yesterday, which would be only "erdy" without it. Photo by Dorothea Lange, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Trunk Show: 1936

Trunk Show: 1936

Feb. 1936. "Drought refugees in California." Dust Bowl migrants photographed by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Street Pusher: 1943

Street Pusher: 1943

January 1943. "New York. Ice man on Mulberry Street." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Always Be Careful: 1942

Always Be Careful: 1942

November 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. Giant diesel-electric locomotive at Illinois Central rail yard." The safety message comes to us courtesy of Engine 9205A. Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Wabbit Season: 1910

Wabbit Season: 1910

Circa 1910. "Rabbit-hunting party of six men, with bicycles, guns and dogs, including rabbits strung between two tents. Possibly Christchurch district." Now where'd we put that cookbook? Glass negative by Adam Maclay. View full size.

 

Major Bellows: 1920

Major Bellows: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Standard Engraving Co. big camera." Specifically, The Levy Process Camera. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Folks' Old Home: 1936

Folks' Old Home: 1936

1936. "Col. Alfred Cooper homestead. Aventon vicinity, Nash County, North Carolina. Structure dates to 1760; reputed oldest house in county." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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