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Cattleman's Bar: 1938
... in stockyards district. South Omaha, Nebraska." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Cobbs ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:22am -

Cattleman's Bar: 1938

Under the El: 1940
... in Chicago. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. The El What are the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 10:51am -

Under the El: 1940

Porta-Privy: 1938
... your hands, and your vegetables. Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size. Paper on floor Reminds me of the old joke. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/03/2017 - 8:07pm -

Porta-Privy: 1938

Ready for Liftoff: 1938
... in Greenhills, Ohio." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. What a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/07/2017 - 2:46pm -

Ready for Liftoff: 1938

The Banana Wagon: 1943
... on Franklin Street." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon. View full size. What a house- hasn't seen a What a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/29/2017 - 11:48am -

The Banana Wagon: 1943

99 Bottles: 1938
... singer last seen here . Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. The old ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 11:44am -

99 Bottles: 1938

Municipal Montgomery: 1943
... Alabama. In front of City Hall." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size. Plymouth ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/08/2017 - 3:21pm -

Municipal Montgomery: 1943

Honeymoon Hotel: 1941
... View full size. Medium format safety negative by John Vachon for the FSA. This was scanned from an uncaptioned and somewhat misfiled ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/28/2008 - 11:11am -

Honeymoon Hotel: 1941

Genoa Jalopy: 1940
... settlement in Nevada. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, John Vachon, Small Towns) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/12/2017 - 8:39am -

Genoa Jalopy: 1940

Peoples Liquor: 1938
... Nebraska. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. Dixie Dew $1.29 for Dixie ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:25am -

Peoples Liquor: 1938

Ride the Cars: 1938
... "Streetcar motorman in Omaha, Nebraska." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. How ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:24am -

Ride the Cars: 1938

Assassin of Youth: 1938
... movie poster. Omaha, Nebraska." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. ... than the plot of the film. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, John Vachon, Movies, Omaha) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:24am -

Assassin of Youth: 1938

Live Better Electrically: 1938
... near the Nebraska Power Company plant, Omaha." Photo by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. Where has ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:21am -

Live Better Electrically: 1938

Danger Zone: 1938
November 1938. "Danger Zone, Omaha." Another of John Vachon's postcards from Nebraska, which before becoming the Cornhusker State ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:26am -

Danger Zone: 1938

Nebraska: 1938
... Nebraska. Railroad yards." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Still ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2017 - 6:28am -

Nebraska: 1938

A Drink at the Sink: 1938
May 1938. "John Pope, son of farmer, at Irwinville Farms, Georgia." Indoor plumbing was an ... the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression. Photo by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. Drink ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/08/2012 - 8:04pm -

A Drink at the Sink: 1938

Down and Out in Omaha: 1938
... Street, where the unemployed hang out." 35mm negative by John Vachon. View full size. Omaha Wouldn't be known for its beach for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:21am -

Down and Out in Omaha: 1938

Omaha Suds: 1938
... South Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size. Cornice symbolism? Is the emblem on the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2017 - 6:46pm -

Omaha Suds: 1938

Going Back: 1942
... out of Romney, West Virginia." 35mm color transparency by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size. Romney I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/06/2008 - 5:41pm -

Going Back: 1942

Unknown: 1937
... film shot by Farm Security Administration photographer John Vachon in 1937. View full size. Lookalike Brian Williams? Cute ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/02/2008 - 1:37pm -

Unknown: 1937

The Omaha Kid: 1938
... Street, Omaha, Nebraska." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Wondering. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:23am -

The Omaha Kid: 1938

The Last Roundup: 1938
... Stockyards. Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format negative by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration. View full size. Bridge is Gone! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2017 - 9:35pm -

The Last Roundup: 1938

Down and Out in Omaha: 1938
... Nebraska." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. Immediacy There's something ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:23am -

Down and Out in Omaha: 1938

Aerial Omaha: 1938
... Nebraska." Gateway to the West. Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Fans ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2017 - 9:05pm -

Aerial Omaha: 1938

Baby Sitting: 1939
... this is you, please let us know! 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. IT'S ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/17/2011 - 3:54pm -

Baby Sitting: 1939

The Summer of '41
... bathing beach, Lake Michigan." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. I Hope ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/26/2011 - 8:41pm -

The Summer of '41

Shadowland: 1940
... railway, Chicago, Illinois." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. 53 W Van ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 10:46am -

Shadowland: 1940

Clean Plate Club: 1943
... drivers at a coffee stop on U.S. Highway 90." Photo by John Vachon, Office of War Information. View full size. Nickel bets Don't ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/01/2017 - 5:49pm -

Clean Plate Club: 1943

Winsome Ragamuffins II
... of proto-Opie and his sister. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Better! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/03/2010 - 2:39am -

Winsome Ragamuffins II

The Stag: 1938
... "Flophouse on lower Douglas Street." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. ... a pretty good upgrade for a nickel! (The Gallery, John Vachon, Omaha) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:25am -

The Stag: 1938
 
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