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Fordable Housing: 1940

Fordable Housing: 1940

December 1940. Alexandria, Louisiana. "Construction worker's trailer (home-made house car). He has a job at Camp Livingston." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Army Goods: 1940

Army Goods: 1940

December 1940. Rapides Parish, Louisiana. "Corner building in center of Alexandria showing signs advertising Army and military wearing apparel and goods." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Broken In: 1940

Broken In: 1940

December 1940. "Close-up of car from Mississippi used for sleeping as well as shelter and traveling. Evidences of cooking outside are beside it. On highway near Camp Livingston. Alexandria, Louisiana." The battered Cadillac (wearing "Autocrat" tires) seen earlier here. Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Hydration Station: 1940

Hydration Station: 1940

December 1940. Columbus, Georgia. "Water trough and Y.M.C.A. welcome sign in square in center of town." A cast-iron horse-watering fountain with an attachment for dogs, squirrels, etc. Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Cafe Society: 1940

Cafe Society: 1940

December 1940. Alexandria, Louisiana. "Construction workers from Camp Livingston eating and hanging around new cafe by entrance of camp." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tastee Drinks: 1942

Tastee Drinks: 1942

September 1942. "New York, New York. Macy's department store at Herald Square." Acetate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Curb Service: 1942

Curb Service: 1942

July 1942. "Chevy Chase, Maryland. Serving supper to motorists at an A&W Hot Shoppes restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue, just over the District line." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Class of 1940

Class of 1940

August 1940. "Overcrowded conditions and poor equipment in rural mountain school in Breathitt County, Kentucky. The school year begins in July and ends in January as most of the children have no shoes and insufficient clothing to walk the long distances over bad roads and up creek beds." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Kings of the Road: 1940

Kings of the Road: 1940

December 1940. First caption: "Close-up of car from Mississippi used for sleeping as well as shelter and traveling. Evidences of cooking outdoors are beside it. On highway near Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana." Later that day: "Two construction workers who sleep in car, cooking outdoors. One is from Memphis, Tennessee, and worked formerly on construction of the Dupont munitions plant at Millington. The other is from Decatur, Mississippi, and worked previously at the Camp Shelby job in Hattiesburg. He said: 'We live like kings out here. I never did carpenter before I heard you could get paid so much for it; then it didn't take me long to be one.' They are both working on the Camp Livingston job near Alexandria." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Rocky Road: 1940

Rocky Road: 1940

September 1940. "Breathitt County school superintendent changing tire in streambed. South Fork of Kentucky River." The "Double Cola" Chevy seen earlier here and here. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, who is probably not getting any more rides with this fellow. View full size.

 

Gas Backward: 1940

Gas Backward: 1940

September 1940. "Mountaineers trying to pull school superintendent's car out of the creek with a mule. South Fork of the Kentucky River. Breathitt County." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Double Trouble: 1940

Double Trouble: 1940

September 1940. "Breathitt County, Kentucky. Car in which school superintendent and photographer went up South Fork of the Kentucky River to take pictures of conditions in rural schools." Medium format negative by the intrepid Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Dixie Whiskey: 1940

Dixie Whiskey: 1940

Sept. 1940. "Selling watermelons on Saturdays and court day in Jackson. Breathitt County, Kentucky." Cundiff’s restaurant and package store. Photo: Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Baby Doll: 1940

Baby Doll: 1940

September 1940. "Mountaineer with neighbor and her grandchildren on front porch of their home up Frozen Creek. Breathitt County, Kentucky." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

I Auto Be in Pictures: 1940

I Auto Be in Pictures: 1940

September 1940. "Car fording creek up Morris Fork of the Kentucky River." Actually oldsmobil­ing the creek, in this shot of intrepid photographer Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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