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Friday, March 6, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 25

Please Note: The art of photography has the ability to expose brutality and provide evidence of the utter failure of humanity.  Some Images may be disturbing...

July 1940. "Migratory agricultural worker from Florida waiting to leave Belcross, N.C., for another job at Onley, Va. It is Sunday and she is wearing her best clothes." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.

A dead German artillery gunner lies slumped over in the limber along with his team of four fallen horses. Unknown Location – Europe – WWI / Circa – 1918. (Library of Congress)

Fall 1940. "New Bedford, Massachusetts. Foggy night." Another noirish image from the prolific Jack Delano. Medium format nitrate negative.

October 1957. "Assembly line with 1958 Chevrolets." 35mm Kodachrome by Phillip Harrington, one of 1,200 photos taken for the Look magazine assignment "GM's 50 Years of Men, Money and Motors."

Annapolis, Maryland, circa 1892. "Class of 1892, U.S. Naval Academy." Photo by Edward Hart.

President Kennedy on that dark yet sunny day in Dallas, minutes before he was assassinated.  New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress - November 22, 1963.

"City Market. Washington, D.C." National Photo Company Collection glass negative - 1917.

European Alley – Circa 1910 / Unknown Location Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe.

April 1955. "Entertainers Jackie Gleason and Art Carney, in costume, posed as their 'Honeymooners' characters Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton." Color transparency from unpublished photos by Arthur Rothstein and Douglas Jones for the Look magazine assignment "Gleason's Pal Carney."

May 1915. "Nine-year-old newsie and his 7-year-old brother 'Red.' Los Angeles newsboys." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

January 1943. "Information room at the Union Station, Chicago." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

October 1943. Washington, D.C. "Demonstration of the correct procedure in applying street makeup. Home management class at Woodrow Wilson High School." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information.

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Boy and dog." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. 

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park." With a dress code. Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information.

1959. "American Bandstand emcee Dick Clark with teenagers on the set of the show." From color transparencies by Phillip Harrington and Howell Conant for the Look magazine assignment
"Dick Clark Talks to Teenagers."

March 1937. "Migrant children from Oklahoma on California highway." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

January 1939. "Grocery store in Negro section. Homestead, Florida." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.

March 1943. "On the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe between Belen and Gallup, New Mexico." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information.

January 27, 1959. Washington, D.C. "Women working at the U.S. Capitol switchboard. An average of 50,000 calls are placed through the board daily." Photo by Marion Trikosko for U.S. News & World Report.

July 1942. "East Montpelier, Vermont. The Charles Ormsbee family gathered around the evening dinner table." Photo by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information.

Fall 1960. A Kodachrome by Arthur Rothstein, taken for the Look magazine assignment "Tailgate Gourmets."

May 1943. "Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore. 'Liberty ship' cargo transports." Photo by Arthur Siegel, Office of War Information.

August 1943. "Middle River, Maryland. A Farm Security Administration housing project for Glenn L. Martin aircraft workers. A worker's family in their trailer home." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information.

A young burn patient recovers in a New York Hospital with a view of the harbor.  Photo by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. November, 1942.

July 1909. "Mrs. Bissie and family of Biloxi Mississippi working the berry fields at Bottomley Farm, Rock Creek near Baltimore during the summer months Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Sept. 12, 1953. Newport, Rhode Island. "Kennedy wedding -- Jacqueline Kennedy throwing the bouquet." Gelatin Silver print by Toni Frissell. 

Additional References____________________________________ 
Special thanks to the following additional online collection sources and archives... Tumblr, Pinterest, Shorpy, Life Magazine, Historical Times,  Histoire-fanatique, Getty Images, Harris & Ewing, The Nifty Fifties, Farm Security Administration, Classicland, History Wars, Historic Photo, Houk Gallery, Mundovigilia, Those Old Times, The Story in Pictures, National Photo Company, Office of War Information, United States Armed Forces, NASA, Detroit Publishing Company... 

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