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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Mrs. Ostermeyer: 1936

Mrs. Ostermeyer: 1936

December 1936. "Hands of Mrs. Andrew Ostermeyer, wife of a homesteader, Woodbury County, Iowa." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Family Gathering: 1938

Family Gathering: 1938

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.

 

His Brother's Trimmer: 1938

His Brother's Trimmer: 1938

August 1938. "Farmer cutting his brother's hair. Caruthersville, Missouri." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Snapped: 1938

Snapped: 1938

May 1938. "Wrestling match sponsored by American Legion. Sikeston, Missouri." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Hot and Cold: 1936

Hot and Cold: 1936

December 1936. "Washroom of Rustan brothers' farmhouse near Dickens, Iowa." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative: Russell Lee, Resettlement Administration

 

Overton, Nebraska: 1904

Overton, Nebraska: 1904

1904. "Grocery store in Overton, Nebraska." View full size. Glass plate negative by Solomon D. Butcher. Nebraska State Historical Society collection.

Tahlequah Revival: 1939

Tahlequah Revival: 1939

July 1939. "Group of people assembled under tree to listen to revival rally on Saturday afternoon. Tahlequah, Oklahoma." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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