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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VOLUNTEER FOR VICTORY

Ghost Horse II

Ghost Horse II

December 1936. Remains of horse that died of compaction [intestinal blockage] due to poor feed. William Butler's farm near Anthon, Iowa. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

In the Cards: 1938

In the Cards: 1938

September 1938. "Game of cooncan [conquian] in store near Reserve, Louisiana." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Missouri: 1938

Missouri: 1938

May 1938. "Farmer's wife with cow. Southeast Missouri." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

June 1939. Migrant children heading west in the back seat of the family car somewhere east of Fort Gibson in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Oh, the Places I'll Go: 1939

Oh, the Places I'll Go: 1939

June 1939. Migrant child in family car east of Fort Gibson. Muskogee County, Oklahoma. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

En Route: 1939

En Route: 1939

June 1939. Migrant children sitting in family car east of Fort Gibson. Muskogee County, Oklahoma. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Private Ruth: 1924

Private Ruth: 1924

Yankees slugger Babe Ruth on May 28, 1924, at the War Department in Washington shortly after signing up for a three-year stint in the New York National Guard. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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