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The Lumberjack Song: 1918

The Lumberjack Song: 1918

April 17, 1918. Army Signal Corps music-makers in a logging camp bunkhouse at Hoquiam, Washington. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. Starting in 1917 the Army sent 10,000 soldiers to Oregon and Washington logging camps to cut timber as part of an effort to harvest 10 million board-feet of spruce a month for aircraft construction.

 

Happy Campers: 1917

Happy Campers: 1917

July 16, 1917. Peekskill, New York. "Boys' shower, State Camp for Field Training." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

War Camp: 1918

War Camp: 1918

June 22, 1918. "War Camp Canteen." Sailors and Victrola, location unknown. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Newsboy Camp: 1910

Newsboy Camp: 1910

Newsboy Camp circa 1910. Location not specified. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

A Day at the Beach: 1910

A Day at the Beach: 1910

July 26, 1910. Card game in tent city on the beach at Rockaway, Queens. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Rockaway Bungalows: 1910

Rockaway Bungalows: 1910

Vacation bungalow colony at Rockaway, Queens, c. 1910. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. Note "front yards" of sand decorated with seashells.

 

The Sands of Time: 1910

The Sands of Time: 1910

More of the Rockaway bungalow colony in 1910. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Tent City: 1910

Tent City: 1910

July 26, 1910. Tent city on the beach at Rockaway, Queens. View full size. 5x7 glass plate negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Coney Island: 1911

Coney Island: 1911

May 27, 1911. Aftermath of the Dreamland amusement park fire at Coney Island. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. Note the ancient streetlamp.

 

Nanty Glo Slagger: 1937

Nanty Glo Slagger: 1937

1937. Salvaging coal from the slag heap at Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. Coal pickers get 10 cents for each hundred-pound sack or two dollars a ton. One man can make from 10 to 20 sacks a day. View full size. Photograph by Ben Shahn.

 

Our Man in Maynardville: 1935

Our Man in Maynardville: 1935

Another view of the Tennessee Troubadour as captured by painter-photographer Ben Shahn in October 1935. View full size. More here. 35mm nitrate negative.

 

Tennessee Troubadour: 1935

Tennessee Troubadour: 1935

October 1935. Street musician in Maynardville, Tennessee. View full size. Photograph by Ben Shahn. Another shot here. Scan from 35mm nitrate negative.

 

Nanty Glo Slag Pickers: 1937

Nanty Glo Slag Pickers: 1937

Boys salvaging coal from the slag heaps at Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. 1937. They get 10 cents for each hundred-pound sack. View full size. Photo by Ben Shahn.

Itchy & Scratchy: 1938

Itchy & Scratchy: 1938

Summer 1938. Drugstore in Newark, Ohio. View full size. Photograph by Ben Shahn. Image scanned from 35mm nitrate negative.

 

Passing Remark: 1938

Passing Remark: 1938

August 1938. "Citizens of Columbus, Ohio." View full size. Photograph by Ben Shahn. Image scanned from 35mm nitrate negative.

 
 
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