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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • RAPALLO, ITALY: 1947
 

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Drink a Bite to Eat: 1938

Drink a Bite to Eat: 1938

April 1938. Store in Halifax, North Carolina, with signs advertising carbonated beverages and patent medicines. View full size. Photograph by John Vachon.

 

The Fly in the Ointment: 1920

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The Fly in the Ointment: 1920

"The Fly in the Ointment," dated May 22, 1920. Even bigger laffs. More Shorpy funnies on the Comics Page. Subscribe to the Shorpy Comics Feed!

Coal Miner's Son: 1939

Coal Miner's Son: 1939

May 1939. Coal miner's son in Kempton, West Virginia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration.

 

St. Paul: 1939

St. Paul: 1939

Lady resident of a St. Paul rooming house. September 1939. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration.

 

The Farmer's Wife

The Farmer's Wife

October 1938. Farm wife and baby waiting in the car while her husband attends the auction. Oskaloosa, Kansas. View full size. Photograph by John Vachon.

 

The Farmer's Daughter

The Farmer's Daughter

October 1938. Farm girl in Seward County, Nebraska. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Doggie in the Window: 1937

Doggie in the Window: 1937

April 1937. Children playing in Washington, D.C. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Pa's Got Th' Right System: 1918

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Pa's Got Th' Right System: 1918

"Cap" Stubbs, by Edwina Dumm, Published on January 5, 1918. View full size.

Bowery Flophouse: 1903

Bowery Flophouse: 1903

Reading room of 10 cent Bowery lodging house circa 1903. Headline in newspaper: "San Domingo Falls After Big Battle." View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

10¢ Turkish Bath: 1910

10¢ Turkish Bath: 1910

10-cent Turkish bath in New York's Bowery district circa 1910. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

A Square Meal for a Nickel: 1910

A Square Meal for a Nickel: 1910

5 cent restaurant in New York's Bowery circa 1910. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. What you get for your 5 cents at the People's Restaurant: Stew, Pork & Beans, Oatmeal & Milk. "All with bread & coffee."

 

Dam Workers: 1942

Dam Workers: 1942

June 1942. Workers on the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Dam hydro- electric project. View full size. 3.25 inch safety negative by Arthur Rothstein.

 

TVA: 1942

TVA: 1942

June 1942. Control Room of the TVA's Watts Bar Dam on the Tennessee River. View full size. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein.

 

Watts Bar: 1942

Watts Bar: 1942

"Watts Bar steam plant. Large opening leads to lobby which gives access to stairs, overlook balcony, and toilets. Lobby is separated from turbine hall by a similar glazed opening. A direct view can be had from outside toward impressive generators. Note hooded slits which take place of windows in boiler room. Design facilitates blackout." View full size. Circa 1942; photographer unknown.

 

Wilson Dam: 1942

Wilson Dam: 1942

June 1942. Excursion steamer Gordon C. Green of Cincinnati approaching the TVA's Wilson Dam in Alabama. View full size. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein.

 
 
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