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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Mother and Child: 1936

Mother and Child: 1936

December 1936. Woodbury County, Iowa. "Mrs. Mary Kelsheimer and one of her sons on a tenant farm in Miller Township." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration.

 

Bird's Point: 1937

Bird's Point: 1937

January 1937. "Working on the levee at Bird's Point, Missouri during the height of the flood." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Hasty Messenger: 1915

Hasty Messenger: 1915

May 1915. "Hasty messenger #2. Sacramento, California. See night messenger report." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Refugee: 1937

Refugee: 1937

January 1937. "Flood refugee in schoolhouse at Sikeston, Missouri." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Blueberry Girl: 1937

Blueberry Girl: 1937

August 1937. "Indian girl, daughter of blueberry picker, near Little Fork, Minnesota." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Mrs. Ostermeyer: 1936

Mrs. Ostermeyer: 1936

December 1936. "Hands of Mrs. Andrew Ostermeyer, wife of a homesteader, Woodbury County, Iowa." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Family Gathering: 1938

Family Gathering: 1938

August 1938. "Farm Security Administration client who will become owner- operator under tenant purchase program. Caruthersville, Missouri." This group shot includes the haircut brothers from today's earlier post. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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