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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • OCTOBER'S BRIGHT BLUE WEATHER: 1940

Marilyn: 1921

Marilyn: 1921

New York circa 1921. "Miller." Stage actress Marilyn Miller in the driver's seat. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Ashcan Alley: 1943

Ashcan Alley: 1943

April 1943. "New York street scene in Harlem. Trash cans along the curb." Nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Ghetto: 1909

The Ghetto: 1909

New York circa 1909. "The ghetto, Lower East Side." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Minnie and Selma: 1942

Minnie and Selma: 1942

Chicago, April 1942. "Miss Minnie Coleman (left), clerk, and Miss Selma Barbour, manager of the Cecilian Specialty Hat Shop, 454 East 47th Street. Miss Barbour has been managing this store for one year, and has been in business for four years. She was born in New Orleans, and has eight brothers, seven of whom are eligible for the Army." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Modern Kitchen: 1942

Modern Kitchen: 1942

Spring 1942. "New Bedford, Massachusetts. Family of Portuguese house painter who live in low-income government housing project." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Slop Sink: 1941

Slop Sink: 1941

June 1941. Erie County, Pennsylvania. "Each group of ten trailers in the FSA camp at Erie has a trailer service unit, water faucet, slop sink, and garbage pail." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

F.W. Woolworth: 1940

F.W. Woolworth: 1940

May 1940. "Woolworth Company, Indianapolis, Indiana." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Marbles: 1940

Marbles: 1940

May 1940. "Boys playing marbles. Woodbine, Iowa." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Truck Museum: 1941

Truck Museum: 1941

Chicago, July 1941. "Produce market where commission merchants sell to retailers." Photo by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Enormous Radio: 1941

The Enormous Radio: 1941

January 1941. "Steelworker and family. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Woman in His House: 1920

The Woman in His House: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Crowds at Metropolitan Theatre, F Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Valley Green: 1909

Valley Green: 1909

Philadelphia circa 1909. "Valley Green, Fairmount Park." Back in the day, less green than gray. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Eleventh Hour: 1906

Eleventh Hour: 1906

Circa 1906. "City Hall, Louisville, Kentucky." Our second look at this imposing edifice. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sign of the Cross: 1943

Sign of the Cross: 1943

New York, May 1943. "A Harlem street scene." Medium-format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

One-Horse Town: 1943

One-Horse Town: 1943

April 1943. San Augustine, Texas. "A man going to the livestock auction." Safety negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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