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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 • BUENOS AIRES, c. 1950

Washings & Iornings: 1939

Washings & Iornings: 1939

August 1939. "Home and family of oil field roustabout in Oklahoma City. During periods of unemployment the woman takes in washing and ironing." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Poor Guy: 1939

Poor Guy: 1939

July 1939. "Bed with roof over it in May Avenue camp, Oklahoma City." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Pee-Wee Playhouse: 1939

Pee-Wee Playhouse: 1939

July 1939. "Shack of family living in May Avenue camp, Oklahoma City." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cozy Shack: 1939

Cozy Shack: 1939

July 1939. "Family in front of shack home. May Avenue camp, Oklahoma City." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Small Oil: 1939

Small Oil: 1939

August 1939. "Independent refinery. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cimarron or Bust: 1939

Cimarron or Bust: 1939

August 1939. "Statue by local artist. Cimarron, New Mexico." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Flatcar Follies: 1920

Flatcar Follies: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Washington Times -- Oil Co." is all it says on this glass negative showing a rusty coal-fired boiler, a crate on skids and a guy holding a beer bottle. National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Yer Out: 1924

Yer Out: 1924

"Babe Ruth knocked out, 7/5/24. Nationals salvage split of doubleheader as Ruth crashes into wall (Yankees 2, Nats 0; Nats 7, Yankees 2). Babe Ruth was knocked unconscious after he ran into a concrete wall at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C., while trying to catch a foul ball on July 5, 1924." View full size.

 
 
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