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Not by Bread Alone: 1941
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. Study in Contrasts Classical architectural ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 11:42am -

Not by Bread Alone: 1941

Agfa Supreme: 1941
... of Denver, Colorado." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Buffalo Peaks The rounded ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/13/2014 - 12:45pm -

Agfa Supreme: 1941

Up on the Roof: 1941
... format Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. Who can identify the building? Alternate version ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/16/2008 - 11:53am -

Up on the Roof: 1941

Pulaski County: 1935
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. Jughead Beanie Holy cow! Get a load of the hat ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 11:13am -

Pulaski County: 1935

The Travelers: 1943
... beet harvesters brought north from Mexico by the Farm Security Administration during World War 2. View full size. OWI photo. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/12/2008 - 1:49am -

The Travelers: 1943

Nickel Inn: 1938
... City, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Maybe one of those nickels ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/23/2012 - 10:35am -

Nickel Inn: 1938

Southern Belles: 1935
... Louisiana." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Chewing? I hope that's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2011 - 6:54pm -

Southern Belles: 1935

Omar Boy: 1935
... size. 35mm nitrate negative. Photograph by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration. Haunting This picture is so haunting, it really ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/10/2007 - 1:20am -

Omar Boy: 1935

An Old Southern Melody: 1941
... Medium format safety negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. Coffee County Concert Just a guess, but this ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/29/2008 - 11:49pm -

An Old Southern Melody: 1941

Waiting and Reading: 1940
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. Chicago Is that Marshall Field's across the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 12:14pm -

Waiting and Reading: 1940

Texas Laundress: 1939
... Texas." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Determination! She is ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/14/2012 - 12:18pm -

Texas Laundress: 1939

Calumet: 1935
... County, Pennsylvania. 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. (The Gallery, Ben Shahn, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 12:12pm -

Calumet: 1935

Those Eyes, Those Lips: 1940
... Iowa." A tattered billboard shot by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. 35mm negative. View full size. Billboard A ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/29/2008 - 10:45am -

Those Eyes, Those Lips: 1940

Red Robin: 1941
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. The calm before the storm I wonder what they ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/08/2008 - 11:07am -

Red Robin: 1941

Entre Nous: 1937
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. That's a cackle about That's a cackle ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 11:44am -

Entre Nous: 1937

Pie Town Still Life: 1940
... Lee, one of hundreds of photos he made of Pie Town for the Farm Security Administration. (The Gallery, Kodachromes, Pie Town, Rural ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 4:14pm -

Pie Town Still Life: 1940

House Call: 1939
October 1939. Farm Security Administration camp unit at Merrill, Oregon. The camp nurse introduces doctor ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/08/2007 - 4:35pm -

House Call: 1939

Back Seat Duet: 1938
... full size. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. This natty duo can also be seen here . Cool ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 7:08pm -

Back Seat Duet: 1938

A Stitch in Time: 1941
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. (The Gallery, Factories, Jack Delano) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 7:30pm -

A Stitch in Time: 1941

Cheers (Colorized): 1937
... night in a saloon." Medium format negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size. Where Everybody Knows Your ... 
 
Posted by Kenny - 12/13/2011 - 11:37am -

Cheers (Colorized): 1937

Sweet Cherries: 1941
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. Familiar My great aunt and uncle had a place ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 11:26am -

Sweet Cherries: 1941

Missouri: 1938
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. Relative? Her face has the same look as my ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 9:46pm -

Missouri: 1938

Hammond Girl: 1935
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative. Photo by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration. This little girl's brow This little girl's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/10/2007 - 1:19am -

Hammond Girl: 1935

Curb Service: 1937
... right up. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Curb service I get it - ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/13/2012 - 2:57pm -

Curb Service: 1937

His Brother's Trimmer: 1938
... Missouri." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Mo. Memories Shorpy once again ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/09/2008 - 12:48am -

His Brother's Trimmer: 1938

The Pause That Refreshes
... size. 35mm nitrate negative. Photograph by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration. I like this I like the expression and the light ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/05/2009 - 2:23am -

The Pause That Refreshes

Será la Victoria: 1943
... Arkansas valley, Colorado, Nebraska and Minnesota by the Farm Security Administration to harvest sugar beets under contract with the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/11/2008 - 12:51am -

Será la Victoria: 1943

Aunt Sally: 1939
... 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. I'm in awe I am just in awe of this woman! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/26/2008 - 6:14pm -

Aunt Sally: 1939

Ricycle: 1938
... View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. No Matches Please! The rider would end up like ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/03/2008 - 1:02pm -

Ricycle: 1938

Harmonica Boy: 1937
... North Carolina." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration. View full size. Penderlea Here's a website ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 10:30pm -

Harmonica Boy: 1937
 
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