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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

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

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

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

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

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

A Drink for Baby: 1943
... Carolina en route to Charlotte." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size. Easy Peasy ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/31/2017 - 7:45pm -

A Drink for Baby: 1943

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

Striking Portrait: 1939
... strike. Kempton, West Virginia." 4x5 acetate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. Burnside ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/12/2017 - 9:31am -

Striking Portrait: 1939

Track Star: 1938
... Pacific yards. Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. UPRR ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:22am -

Track Star: 1938

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

Ak-Sar-Ben, Ah-a-Mo: 1938
... and Nebraska at Omaha. View full size. Photograph by John Vachon. Neat sign Love the wording on the sign. Can anybody tell us the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:24am -

Ak-Sar-Ben, Ah-a-Mo: 1938

Omaha: 1938
... Armistice Day parade. Omaha, Nebraska." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Lingering ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:23am -

Omaha: 1938

Cream Poultry Eggs: 1938
... 1938. "South Omaha, Nebraska." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. Cryptogram? ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:25am -

Cream Poultry Eggs: 1938

Mechanical Treatments: 1938
... house. Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. Creepy and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:22am -

Mechanical Treatments: 1938

Skid Row: 1938
... of the hobo centers of the West." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size. (The Gallery, John Vachon, Omaha, The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:22am -

Skid Row: 1938

Nebraska Power: 1938
... "Nebraska Power Company, Omaha." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. (The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:23am -

Nebraska Power: 1938

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

Box Score: 1942
... for the Office of War Information. View full size. Vachon Vision Ms. Collins seems to have taken composition lessons from the groundbreaking John Vachon. Bow in Her Hair Too cute. Just too cute. (The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/15/2012 - 5:05pm -

Box Score: 1942

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

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

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

Record Time: 1940
... View full size. Medium format safety negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. That is.... a VERY ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/28/2008 - 9:29pm -

Record Time: 1940

Yesterday's Newsboys: 1943
... delivery boys." Medium format nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size. High & ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/24/2017 - 9:41am -

Yesterday's Newsboys: 1943

Mac, Bud and Pal: 1943
... Making time for a cuppa joe. Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size. Red Top ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/01/2017 - 3:01pm -

Mac, Bud and Pal: 1943

Night Rider: 1943
... 90." Header placard: "Accidents Help the Axis." Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size. They Pose by ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/02/2017 - 12:40pm -

Night Rider: 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

Grand Grocery: 1942
... View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon. Alternate version shows a different view. 12 Ounces? It's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/11/2007 - 9:45pm -

Grand Grocery: 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

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
 
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