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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Russell Lee

Tire Service: 1942

Tire Service: 1942

1942. "Hollywood, California. Tire service station." Mosher Tire, next door to the Dix Hotel. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Cash for Your Car: 1942

Cash for Your Car: 1942

April 1942. "Hollywood, California. Used car lot." All clues point to the street address being 1541. But what's the street? Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Small-Mart: 1938

Small-Mart: 1938

May 1938. "Store, La Forge, Missouri." Your source for Benz Baby Bowel Corrective. 35mm negative by the peripatetic Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Cold Drinks: 1938

Cold Drinks: 1938

October 1938. "Ice at refreshment stand, state fair, Donaldsonville, Louisiana." 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Standardized: 1942

Standardized: 1942

June 1942. "Tracy, California. Gasoline filling station." With a Beauty Parlor for major overhauls. Photo by Russell Lee, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fill 'Er Up: 1942

Fill 'Er Up: 1942

June 1942. "Tracy, California. Tank truck delivering gasoline to a filling station." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Downtown Novato: 1942

Downtown Novato: 1942

May 1942. "In the parade of the Festival of the Holy Ghost, a Portuguese-American celebration. Novato, California." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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