Pictures, drawings, paintings
May 1937. “Children from Chickasaw, Oklahoma, in a potato pickers’ camp near Shafter, California.” Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.
Kodachrome slide taken by my dad while we were in Pacific Grove for the Christmas holiday, December, 1967. From the Monterey Herald: “On Sunday, Dec. 24, 1967, the old Carmel Canning Company on Cannery Row caught fire and burned for more than four hours. The blaze, which had more than 65 firemen respond from Monterey, Seaside and Pacific Grove, caused an estimated $250,000 in damage. Fire and smoke billowed from the structure, causing embers to fall on homes in New Monterey and start smaller fires. Fire Chief Clifford Hebrard said it was his opinion “that the fire was set.” An arson investigation was to take place the next day.”
Well, it was either keep the mud off my Bronco or don’t make the baby cry. And that’s why I’m not home right now.
If you really want to, you will.
November 1938. “Migrant cotton picker’s children who live in a tent in the government camp instead of along the highway or in a ditch bank. Shafter Camp, California.” Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.
“Loading steamer Chalmette during high water, March 23, 1903, New Orleans.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
New York circa 1910. “The Curb Market, Broad Street.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company
November 1938. “Home of rural rehabilitation client, Tulare County, California. They bought 20 acres of raw unimproved land with a first payment of 50 dollars which was money saved out of relief budget (August 1936). They received a Farm Security Administration loan of $700 for stock and equipment. Now they have a one-room shack, seven cows, three sows, and homemade pumping plant, along with 10 acres of improved permanent pasture. Cream check approximately 30 dollars per month. Husband also works about ten days a month outside the farm. Husband is 26 years old, wife 22, three small children. Been in California five years. ‘Piece by piece this place gets put together. One more piece of pipe and our water tank will be finished’.” Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.
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March 1943. “Isleta, New Mexico. The Santa Fe depot. Horizontal arms on pole indicate a ‘red beard,’ that is a message is to be picked up by the train crew.” Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.
New York circa 1921. “Frank Craven.” Actor, director, playwright, producer, Stage Manager. 5×7 glass negative, Bain News Service.
Jan. 27, 1947. “Kartch’s, business on Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Looking to entrance from cashier’s desk.” We’re looking for a thimble. A golden thimble. For our mother. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner
1902. “Reimers Loco winning five-miles event in 10:51 4-5, Grosse Pointe track, Detroit.” A Locomobile steamer piloted by one M.R. Reimers.
Wildwood, New Jersey, circa 1907. “Hotel Seaside.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
December 1908. Newton, North Carolina. “Catawba Cotton Mill doffer and spooler.” Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine.
San Francisco circa 1919. “Bus” is all it says on the sleeve of this 5×7 glass negative showing a motor home on an Atterbury truck chassis. In the Firestone display window, it’s beginning to look a little like New Year’s.
Circa 1927. “Old Stone Bakery, Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia.” 8×10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.