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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SEVILLE SPRING FESTIVAL, 1929

Russell Lee

Lard of the Flies: 1938

Lard of the Flies: 1938

May 1938. "Southeast Missouri Farms. Son of sharecropper washing hands." Our title for this photo comes from the things in this photo. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

House & Garden: 1939

House & Garden: 1939

February 1939. "Bench of potted plants at side of home of Mexican day laborer. Near Santa Maria, Texas." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Nicotine, Caffeine, Gasoline: 1939

Nicotine, Caffeine, Gasoline: 1939

June 1939. "Country store. Wagoner County, Oklahoma." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Smooth Sailing: 1939

Smooth Sailing: 1939

February 1939. "Bathroom of tenant purchase house. Hidalgo County, Texas." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Peanut Gallery: 1939

The Peanut Gallery: 1939

June 1939. "Sons of day laborers in tent camp near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. Some of their fathers were agricultural workers and some were dispossessed tenant farmers now on Works Progress Administration. The WPA work is holding many of these former tenant farmers in their communities, but they are all potential migrants. None of these children had ever attended school." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

We Ate the Chickens: 1939

We Ate the Chickens: 1939

June 1939. "Works Progress Administration worker and his wife sitting in front of their shack home on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. This man said that last year he thought maybe he would be a little better off when he got the WPA work and had a small amount of cash coming in but that he was worse off now. 'Last year I had a cow and some chickens and I had to sell my cow and eat my chickens. I get worse off every year'." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Rabies Babies: 1939

Rabies Babies: 1939

June 1939. "Day laborer and his family who live in the Arkansas River bottoms near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. This entire family was taking anti-rabic serum after drinking milk from a cow which had rabies. There were no public funds for this treatment and a local man was financing it." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

T for Three: 1939

T for Three: 1939

June 1939. "Migrant workers eating dinner by the side of their car (Ford Model T) while they are camped near Prague, Lincoln County, Oklahoma." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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