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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Russell Lee

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.

 

Drugstore Noir: 1940

Drugstore Noir: 1940

July 1940. "Street scene at the fiesta in Santa Fe, New Mexico." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Car Shack: 1939

The Car Shack: 1939

July 1939. "Activity around station master's shack. Streetcar terminal, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Seedsto Day: 1939

Seedsto Day: 1939

January 1939. "Funeral ambulance parked under gin shed. Mound Bayou, Mississippi." Photo by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Beached: 1942

Beached: 1942

June 1942. "Redding, California. Youngsters at the beach." Kids these days! Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Shawneetown: 1937

Shawneetown: 1937

April 1937. "U.S. post office. Shawneetown, Illinois." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Gray Acres: 1937

Gray Acres: 1937

October 1937. "Family of Joe Kramer, farmer near Williston, North Dakota." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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