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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Russell Lee

Thrilling and Popular: 1939

Thrilling and Popular: 1939

October 1939. "Display of magazines for sale in Taylor, Texas." We'll take one of each, please. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Little Squirt: 1941

Little Squirt: 1941

July 1941. "Fun at the water fountain. Fourth of July picnic in Vale, Oregon." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Coffee Run: 1941

Coffee Run: 1941

1941. "Free coffee served at the picnic grounds on the Fourth of July at Vale, Oregon." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size.

 

Working Mom: 1939

Working Mom: 1939

June 1939. "Mother and child, agricultural day laborer family encamped near Spiro. Sequoyah County, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Hill Street: 1942

Hill Street: 1942

April 1942. "South Hill Street, Los Angeles." Now playing at the Warner: The Male Animal. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bar Mizpah: 1937

Bar Mizpah: 1937

August 1937. "Former bank, now a saloon. Mizpah, Minnesota." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

State Police: 1940

State Police: 1940

July 1940. "New Mexico State Police at Fiesta parade." Our second look at the festivities in Old Santa Fe. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 
 
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