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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Dorothea Lange

5½ Men: 1939

5½  Men: 1939

October 1939. "Five Idaho farmers, members of Ola self-help sawmill co-op, in the woods standing against a load of logs ready to go down to their mill about three miles away. Gem County, Idaho." Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Rocky Road: 1937

Rocky Road: 1937

February 1937. "Missouri family of five, seven months from the drought area. 'Broke, baby sick, car trouble.' U.S. 99 near Tracy, California." Last seen here. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Family Truckster: 1937

Family Truckster: 1937

May 1937. "One of three related Oklahoma drought refugee families on the highway near Lordsburg, New Mexico, going to Roswell to chop cotton." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Neideffer Camp: 1937

Neideffer Camp: 1937

Spring 1937. "This family without food and work about to be returned to Oklahoma by the Relief Administration. They have lost a baby as a result of exposure during the winter. Had to sell their tent and car to buy food. Neideffer Camp, Holtville, Imperial Valley, California." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Daddy: 1939

Daddy: 1939

July 1939. "Mr. Whitfield, tobacco sharecropper, with baby on front porch. North Carolina, Person County, near Gordonton." Happy Father's Day from Shorpy! Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Ten Families: 1938

Ten Families: 1938

November 1938. "Visalia (vicinity), Tulare County, California. Miners' cooperative farm. Ten families have been established on the old ranch of 500 acres, which they operate as a farm unit, raising cotton, alfalfa and dairy products for cash crops." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Tree of Libity: 1937

The Tree of Libity: 1937

June 1937. "Mississippi grocery store." Another of Dorothea Lange's quirky-sign photos. Resettlement Administration nitrate negative. View full size.

 
 
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