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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

In a Flattering Light: 1942

In a Flattering Light: 1942

Tank commander, Fort Knox. June 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

A Full Tank: 1942

A Full Tank: 1942

June 1942. M-3 tank and crew at Fort Knox, Kentucky. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

North American Aviation: 1942

North American Aviation: 1942

October 1942. B-25 bomber assembly hall, North American Aviation, Kansas City. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the OWI.

 

Eagle Fruit Store: 1942

Eagle Fruit Store: 1942

Eagle Fruit Store and Capital Hotel at 10th and P, Lincoln, Nebraska. 1942. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Jim and Wife: Pie Town, 1940

Jim and Wife: Pie Town, 1940

Homesteaders Jim Norris and wife, Pie Town, New Mexico. October 1940. View full size. This is one of hundreds of pictures taken in Pie Town by Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee in 1940.

 

Pie Town Picnic: 1940

Pie Town Picnic: 1940

Sept. 1940. "Serving the barbecue dinner at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair. Pie Town is a community settled by about 200 migrant Texas and Oklahoma farmers who filed homestead claims." Kodachrome by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Our Town: Pie Town!

Our Town: Pie Town!

Main Street, Pie Town. Sept. 1940. Kodachrome by Russell Lee. View full size.

 
 
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