The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Buena: 1939

Buena: 1939

The small town of Buena, Washington, in Yakima County, one of the country's top farming regions. August 1939. View full size. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

 

Golding Warehouse follow up…

The Golding Warehouse, the only extant building way back when this was first posted here at Shorpy, was apparently demolished sometime between September 2008, when it was still visible in Google street view, and July 2012, when it is no longer standing.

That's "YakimAH"

NOT "YAKimuh" (which I keep hearing on TV and it drives me crazy).

From a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter and great-great-granddaughter of Washingtonians.

You Know You're In Redneck Country When...

...The word "Eats" is a noun instead of a verb. I'm sure there are also places in this town that sell "Chow" "Grub" and "Vittles," but not food.

Long Shadows

If this shot had been taken a second or two later a bicyclist would have appeared in the right side of the picture.

The location of this photo...

...is here (Google Maps).

Behind the "Eats" sign on the left is the Golding Warehouse (still standing). Here's a picture from flickr of how it looked in January 1997. None of the other buildings are still there.

I'm hungry

I want some Eats, and it looks like I have my choice of two Eats providers.

[There was no shortage of Eats, Meats or Coca-Cola in Buena! - Dave]

Thanks!!!!

It's great to see Dorothea Lange's work here on Shorpy! My morning visit just got a bit brighter!!

 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.