JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
In reading Paul Rabinowitz's American Pulp, How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street (Princeton, 2014) I found several good images of newsstands that form a subcategory at the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division's collection of Depression-era masterworks in the Farms Security Administration (FSA) effort. I checked out the LC's FSA holdings online (fantastic) and found some other wonderful examples of exceptional and modest newsstands.
This first, by John Vachon, is particularly powerful:
There are some other posts on this blog concerning the FSA, including:
Russell Lee, "Memphis Bookstand", 1938 Source: Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/resource/fsa.8a23587/
And another version:
This newsseller seems to be a Parnassus on Wheels, with a few bits to sell--he looks earnest, and has shown up for work to be serious about it, tie and all.
Also this from Russell Lee, 1938--Newsstand, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
[Source: Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/item/fsa2000011298/PP/]
And this from John Vachon, Newsstand, Gateway District, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
And lastly, this newsstand, at 4th Ave and 14th Street, NYC, by Marjorie Collins, 1943:
[Source: the Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/resource/fsa.8d11969/]