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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DON'T GUM UP A BOOK, 1930s

Russell Lee

Twig Trimmer: 1937

Twig Trimmer: 1937

August 1937. "Barbershop in village of Twig, Minnesota." Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Shawnee Tavern: 1937

Shawnee Tavern: 1937

April 1937. "The Posey Building of Shawneetown, Illinois, in which Abraham Lincoln and Robert Ingersoll had law offices." Now home to a newspaper and a bar. Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Don't Go There: 1937

Don't Go There: 1937

April 1937. Shawneetown, Illinois. "An old residence near the levee after the flood." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Family Cart: 1937

Family Cart: 1937

April 1937. "Scene in Shawneetown, Illinois." Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Broadway-Hollywood: 1942

The Broadway-Hollywood: 1942

April 1942. "Hollywood, California. Girl on the street." Note the aspirational hat. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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