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Joe's Grocery, 1939, Colorized

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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


John Vachon is up there amongst my favourite American photographers of FDR's administration. I saw this photograph whilst researching for an assignment for Unseen Histories, and the visually arresting composition really caught me. The hand-painted signage was a real treat to do, as well as looking for good examples of period blue shirts. Sometimes there's a technical goal to be achieved, and despite this seemingly simple exterior shot, it was challenging to pull off glass and reflections without detracting from the main subject. – Jordan J. Lloyd

Taken: June, 1939
Elkins, West Virgina, United States
John Vachon
Remaster & Colorization: 
Jordan J. Lloyd  
Original Format: 
35mm Negative Nitrate
Commercial Use: ⇲ License this Image


Joe's Grocery by John Vachon, 1939

This photograph is also available as a  restored & remastered black and white original print from our ⇲ Platinum Series.


Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts.


"Man in front of grocery store, Elkins, West Virginia."


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