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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 • PUEBLOS OF THE SOUTHWEST

The Muck Truck: 1942

The Muck Truck: 1942

September 1942. "Batavia, New York (vicinity). Tomato harvest on Nesbitt's farm. West Virginia crew of pickers en route to the muck fields." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Remain Calm: 1943

Remain Calm: 1943

July 1943. "Greenville, South Carolina. Men of the medical unit of the 25th Service Group simulating the treatment of a gas casualty." Medium format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

American Pickers: 1943

American Pickers: 1943

June 1943. Oswego, New York. "Children, recruited for farm work, waiting outside the U.S. Employment Service to start work for the summer." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sinclair Serviceman: 1939

Sinclair Serviceman: 1939

August 1939. "Service station operator in Seminole, Oklahoma." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

General Store: 1943

General Store: 1943

        Two pumps, no waiting.

September 1943. "Gas station on the bus route between Columbus and Cincinnati." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bus Stop: 1943

Bus Stop: 1943

September 1943. "A Greyhound bus that has been stopped at a filling station to get water between Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Co-op Regular: 1938

Co-op Regular: 1938

September 1938. "Cooperative gas station at Greenbelt, Maryland." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ice House Gang: 1939

Ice House Gang: 1939

June 1939. Greene County, Georgia. "Men hanging around crossroads store." 35mm negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA. View full size.

 
 
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