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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

This Land Is Your Land: 1939

This Land Is Your Land: 1939

June 1939. Lincoln County, Oklahoma. Camp of migrant workers near Prague. View full size. Medium-format negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

1927 Model T

In 1927 one could get a bumper and spoke wheels.

Also the gas filler access was moved to the ventilator in front of the windshield (accept for the four door model). This was a great improvement over the earlier models as prior to this one had to get out and lift the front seat to access the fuel tank and filler opening. The roofline is taller and boxier on the Model T than the later 1928 Model A Ford.

This is a great photo. one can almost feel the challenges that the people in the photo have been through.

A sad time but he's makin' the best of it.

Late Ford Model T with Model A wheels. T's did not have front brakes and this doesn't either, just the drums that came on the wheels. This car will seat 2-3 at the most (no rumble seat). Great Photo.

Crowded

I always like the cars in these pictures. This one's a bit crowded, though.

Swan Song?

Fort Smith & Western RR was in receivership in 1915, again in 1931 and ceased operations on Feb 1, 1939. In Sept '39 Missouri Pacific took over their track. In June, you could probably get a decent night's sleep....

 
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