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Hollywood and Vine: 1939

Hollywood and Vine: 1939

September 1939. Cadott, Wisconsin. "The week's bill." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Slice of Life: 1935

Slice of Life: 1935

September 1935. Washington, D.C. "Front of Negro home near Capitol. Interiors of these homes vary little. A chair or two and a table, a bed and perhaps an extra mattress on the floor cares for six to ten people." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Husky Bunch: 1905

A Husky Bunch: 1905

Coney Island, New York, circa 1905. "A husky bunch." Hide your daughters! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Step 1: 1935

Step 1: 1935

August 1935. Prince George's County, Maryland. "One step in artificial insemination." If you like animals, and working with your hands, we have the perfect opening -- apply within. (And, smoking permitted!) 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Private Hospital: 1939

Private Hospital: 1939

January 1939. Herrin, Illinois. "Operating room at Herrin Hospital (private)." 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Migrant Mother: 1940

Migrant Mother: 1940

July 1940. Berrien County, Michigan. "Migrant woman from Arkansas in roadside camp of cherry pickers." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

The Flavor Lasts: 1940

The Flavor Lasts: 1940

April 1940. "Dubuque, Iowa." Grit and gum in the Key City. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Baby Sitting: 1939

Baby Sitting: 1939

September 1939. "Untitled." If this is you, please let us know! 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Flatiron: 1903

The Flatiron: 1903

The Flatiron Building circa 1903, with Broadway on the left and Fifth Avenue on the right, and lots of street traffic all around this early skyscraper shortly after its completion. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Big Red: 1911

Big Red: 1911

June 18, 1911. Poughkeepsie, New York. "Cornell Varsity rowers." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Smoking: 1949

Smoking: 1949

Chicago, 1949. "Woman standing in office, smoking while modeling undergarments." An early image from budding photojournalist and nascent filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Look Magazine Photo Collection. View full size.

 

Along the El: 1907

Along the El: 1907

Chicago, Illinois, circa 1907. "Wabash Avenue and elevated tracks." 8x10 inch glass negative by Hans Behm, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Swingers: 1905

Swingers: 1905

Coney Island, New York, circa 1905. "Two strings to her beaux." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Salmon Kitchen Generations: 1984

Salmon Kitchen Generations: 1984

Another detail-crammed look into the Salmon Kitchen. Here my mother is caught in mid-pot draining while whipping up Christmas Eve dinner as her granddaughter, garbed in high-1980s style, looks on. GD had not only a great love for her grandma, but for her kitchen. The white utility table behind her is now in her own, along with a vintage restored Wedgewood range.

There's so much here I don't know where to begin. My favorite items include, under the copper molds at the upper left, a hamburger patty press that created many a burger I devoured. The chrome Toastmaster had been around since the 50s. Under it, the pressure cooker with a bag of - I think - walnuts from our tree. A loaf of freshly-baked something is cooling on a cake rack next to the toaster. Over on the sink counter, a milk carton was always there to collect various bits of wet cooking by-product waste. Weird how you can get nostalgic over something like that. 35mm Kodacolor 400 negative, shot with bounce flash. View full size.

Small Dwelling: 1939

Small Dwelling: 1939

Savannah, Georgia. 1939 or 1944. "Davenport tenement, small dwelling, Houston and State streets." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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