The Shorpy Gallery
 
5000+ 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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Road Trip: 1936

Road Trip: 1936

July 1936. Miles City, Montana. "Drought refugees from Glendive, Montana, en route to Washington state." Yet another carload of Dust Bowl migrants. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

She will be missed

Poor Aunt Edna.

Great job

Spot on colors,very natural.

[See it here]

My first recolor

I would love to hear your feedback

[You can submit it for publication in our Colorized Photos gallery by clicking the link near the top of the left column. - tterrace]

Re What's on the roof?

Make that three.

[My guess: a bunch of their stuff, covered up with bedspreads to keep the dust out. - tterrace]
Stuff or stiffs, they'll be moving on. Using bedspreads to cover anything, of course, means somewhere there are dusty beds.

Port of Entry

The highways in Montana had Port of Entry stations? Was that some kind of border crossing station?

[As the sign indicates, they were primarily designed to serve tourists. See this article. - tterrace]

Overloaded?

Take a look at what you can see of the rear spring - pretty flat. Could be due to the load or the wear and tear on the old Dodge.

What's on the roof?

From the shape, it looks like a dead body.

 
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.