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Georgia Baseball: 1938

Georgia Baseball: 1938

Vintage 1930s photo of guys on a baseball team at Irwinville Farms, Georgia. Photograph taken in May, 1938 by FSA photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Vintage Baseball in North Carolina: 1939

Vintage Baseball in North Carolina: 1939

4th of July hangout, near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Rural filling stations became community centers and general loafing grounds. The men in the baseball uniforms were on a local team called Cedar Grove. Old photo with visible gas pump taken in 1939 by photographer Dorothea Lange. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Pistols and Pages: 1937

Pistols and Pages: 1937

Harry C. Feldstone, seller of antiques, weapons and books, 1218 Sixth Street N.W., Washington, D.C.. Nice old store photo with pistols hanging in the window taken in 1937 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Harley Honey: 1937

Harley Honey: 1937

Old photo of a woman on a vintage 1930s Harley-Davidson. She was the first woman to get a motorcycle license in Washington, D.C.. The description with the photo: "Although she weights only 88 pounds--one-third of the machine she rides, Mrs. Sally Halterman is the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia.

White House on Jamaica Bay: 1910s

White House on Jamaica Bay: 1910s

White House and houses on the water, Goose Creek, Jamaica Bay, New York City, 1910s. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Brother Rat: 1937

Brother Rat: 1937

Nagel Coal & Fuel Oil, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The windows are covered by movie posters for Brother Rat, a 1930s comedy about three buddies at Virginia Military Institute, starring Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman and Eddie Albert. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photo Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

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