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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Pie Town Barbecue: 1940

Pie Town Barbecue: 1940

September 1940. Barbecue dinner at the Catron County Fair at Pie Town, New Mexico. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee.

 

Pie Town Still Life: 1940

Pie Town Still Life: 1940

September 1940. Crops and vegetables at Catron County Fair at Pie Town, New Mexico. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee, one of hundreds of photos he made of Pie Town for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Faro's Place: 1940

Faro's Place: 1940

October 1940. Dugout house of homesteaders Faro and Doris Caudill with Mount Allegro in the background. Pie Town, New Mexico. The Caudills at dinner. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Pie Town: 1940

Pie Town: 1940

October 1940. "General Merchandise store, Main Street, Pie Town, New Mexico." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee.

 

BBQ Blessing: 1940

BBQ Blessing: 1940

September 1940. "Saying grace before the barbeque dinner at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair." View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee.

 

Happy, Smiling Faces: 1922

Happy, Smiling Faces: 1922

A group portrait with children waving taken on July 24, 1922. The circumstances of the gathering and the location were not recorded, but it was likely taken in the Washington, D.C. area. National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 

Clown Band: 1923

Clown Band: 1923

A clown band plays at a children's hospital in the Washington, D.C. area on May 1, 1923. From the National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 
 
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