P&P has done another set of photos from that era, this one by one of the first women photojournalists, Marjory Collins. The introduction to this collection is here. It says that Collins became one of the Farm Security Administration photographers who documented home front activities during the Second World War. Yesterday's post on this blog features two others.
Here is a self-portrait and a set of 1942 photos from the P&P Division's sampler of Collins' work.
Self-portrait at a public sale. 1942 Nov. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d23557}
Photos by Collins in the FSA/OWI Collection of the P&P Division. All captions are P&P's.
Washington, D.C. Pupil of Banneker Junior High School with a kite which he has made. 1942 March http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d20379
Washington, D.C. Science class in a Negro high school. 1942 March http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d20292
Washington, D.C. Scrap salvage campaign, Victory Program. Schoolchildren contributing to their class pile of scrap paper ... 1942 May
Washington, D.C. The District Red Cross is collecting, as part of the war conservation program, scraps of wool from tailors, manufacturers, and individuals. Here a group of volunteer women are sorting them and cutting off the threads to prepare the wool for reprocessing ... 1942 June http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d06039
Washington, D.C. Sleeping in a car on Sunday in Rock Creek Park. 1942 June-July http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8c36411
Washington, D.C. Peoples' drugstore on G Street N.W. at noon. 1942 July http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8c28519
St. Mary's County, Maryland Sunday school picnic on the edge of the Patuxent River, given by Reverend Mr. Jenkins of All Faith Church, and Mr. Dale, local plumber and electrician, who teaches Sunday school ... 1942 July http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8c34920
New York, New York. Waiting for the trains at the Pennsylvania railroad station. 1942 August? http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d21836
New York, New York. Newsroom of the New York Times newspaper. Reporters and rewrite men writing stories, and waiting to be sent out ... 1942 September http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d08928
New York, New York. Dr. Winn [or Wynn], a Czech-American, telling Janet a tall story in Central Park. 1942 October http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d23030
New York, New York. Mrs. Winn [or Wynn], a Czech-American, and her daughters, Marie and Janet, going shopping for groceries. 1942 October http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d23006
New York, New York. A Czech physician, Dr. Winn [or Wynn], and his family, who moved to America just before Hitler's occupation of their country. 1942 October http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d23183
New York, New York. Twice a week Janet Wynn [or Winn], age eight, goes to a Czech school on East Seventy-fourth Street, between First and Second Avenue, from three to five p.m., to learn to read, write and speak the Czech language ... 1942 October http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d22997
New York, New York. Gypsy woman who is habitue of Marconi's Restaurant on Mulberry Street. She dropped in for a bite to eat New Year's Eve, and did a spontaneous dance to entertain the Di Costanzos family party. 1942 December http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d23920