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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 • DON'T TALK LOOSELY TO STRANGERS

Russell Lee

Repairing Neatly Done: 1938

Repairing Neatly Done: 1938

January 1938. Washington, D.C. "Shoe shop on L Street." Right next door to the Good Food Cafe. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Good EAT Food: 1938

Good EAT Food: 1938

January 1938. Washington, D.C. "Cafe on L Street." Where the only thing flakier than our delicious biscuits is the peeling paint! 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Dam Workmen: 1942

Dam Workmen: 1942

June 1942. "Shasta Dam, Shasta County, California. Workmen on porch of com­mis­sary." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Family Truckster: 1942

Family Truckster: 1942

June 1942. "Yreka, California, seat of a county rich in mineral deposits." But poor in car seats. Photo by Russell Lee, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Yreka Comix: 1942

Yreka Comix: 1942

June 26, 1942. "Yreka, California. Magazine stand." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Parlor Garden: 1937

Parlor Garden: 1937

May 1937. "Mrs. Herman Perry in her home at Mansfield, Michigan. She is the wife of an old-time iron miner who worked in the mines before they were abandoned." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Teeter Tot: 1937

Teeter Tot: 1937

May 1937. "One of Max Sparks' children playing on homemade teeter-totter near Long Lake, Wisconsin." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 
 
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