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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Missouri Farms: 1938

Missouri Farms: 1938

August 1938. Child studying in school. Southeast Missouri Farms, Missouri. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Williams County I: 1937

Williams County I: 1937

November 1937. Pupil in rural school. Williams County, North Dakota. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Williams County II: 1937

Williams County II: 1937

November 1937. Pupil in rural school. Williams County, North Dakota. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Williams County III: 1937

Williams County III: 1937

November 1937. Pupil in rural school. Williams County, North Dakota. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Williams County IV: 1937

Williams County IV: 1937

November 1937. Pupil in rural school. Williams County, North Dakota. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sunday Paper: 1936

Sunday Paper: 1936

December 1936. Daughter reading a Sunday paper at the Rustan Brothers farm near Dickens, Iowa. Two hundred forty acres, crop share lease, owned by Metropolitan Life. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Hector's Palace of Sweets: 1937

Hector's Palace of Sweets: 1937

November 1937. Neon sign for Hector’s Palace of Sweets Cafe in Crosby, North Dakota. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 
 
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