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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CANADA FOR FISHING

Re-Tirement Home: 1940

Re-Tirement Home: 1940

March 1940. "Secondhand tires displayed for sale at service station in San Marcos, Texas." A leading candidate for the first Krispy Kreme franchise. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Air Power: 1942

Air Power: 1942

June 1942. East Hartford, Connecticut. United Aircraft plant. "Single-row crankshaft assemblies for Pratt & Whitney airplane engines. The large Eastern plant at which the work is done is producing a steady flow of power installations for the fighting craft of our Army and Navy air forces." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Questa: 1939

Questa: 1939

September 1939. "Street scene. Questa, New Mexico." One last look at the business district of this bucolic burg before we motor west. Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Texas Turkeys: 1939

Texas Turkeys: 1939

November 1939. "Selected turkeys on the racks awaiting shipment. Cooperative poultry house in Brownwood, Texas." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Board Room: 1940

Board Room: 1940

March 1940. "Ironing room of migratory labor camp at Sinton, Texas." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Locomotion: 1940

The Locomotion: 1940

March 1940. "Detail of locomotive while in the yard at Big Spring, Texas." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size.

 

Kids at Play: 1940

Kids at Play: 1940

May 1940. "Recess time at grade school in Hobbs, New Mexico." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Action Comics: 1940

Action Comics: 1940

April 1940. "Popcorn stand in Globe [i.e., Miami], Arizona." Where we can pick up a slightly dog-eared copy of Famous Funnies or Action Comics #23 for a dime. Decisions, decisions! Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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