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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 • SWING INTO BOOKS

Jailbirds: 1940

Jailbirds: 1940

March 1940. "Hays County Jail, San Marcos, Texas. Living quarters for the Deputy Sheriff, who is the jailer, and his family, are downstairs. Jail cells are on second floor. Maid who came to the door said, 'It's the nicest place I ever saw'." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Admini. View full size.

 

Dear Sis: 1940

Dear Sis: 1940

February 1940. Creek County, Oklahoma. "Wife of Pomp Hall, Negro tenant farmer, writing on typewriter. Through union activities this family has developed a desire for higher education. This typewriter is to them a symbol of that education and as such is the most prized family possession." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Low Rollers: 1940

Low Rollers: 1940

March 1940. San Angelo, Texas. "Boys in a crap game at the San Angelo Fat Stock Show." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Admin. View full size.

 

Self-Propelled: 1940

Self-Propelled: 1940

February 1940. "Railway workmen with handcar. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Animal Husbandry: 1940

Animal Husbandry: 1940

February 1940. San Angelo, Texas. "4-H Club boys from Tom Green County showing sheep at the San Angelo Fat Stock Show." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Farmhouse Kitchen: 1940

Farmhouse Kitchen: 1940

February 1940. "Family of tenant farmer Pomp Hall, eating breakfast consisting of corn flakes, biscuits, fried bacon, milk and coffee. Creek County, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sons of Pomp: 1940

Sons of Pomp: 1940

February 1940. "Sons of Pomp Hall, Negro tenant farmer, drawing water and mixing bran mash to feed the hogs. Creek County, Oklahoma." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Take Five: 1940

Take Five: 1940

February 1940. "Basketball players resting between periods. Eufaula, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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