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August 1938. "Farm Security Administration client who will become owner- operator under tenant purchase program. Caruthersville, Missouri." This group shot includes the haircut brothers from today's earlier post. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.
1904. "Grocery store in Overton, Nebraska." View full size. Glass plate negative by Solomon D. Butcher. Nebraska State Historical Society collection.