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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Russell Lee

Character Study: 1937

Character Study: 1937

January 1937. Ottawa, Illinois. "Two types living along the waterfront." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

House on Fire: 1936

House on Fire: 1936

November 1936. "Residence on fire in Aledo, Illinois." Now where'd that bucket go? Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Shady Character: 1937

Shady Character: 1937

February 1937. "Southern Illinois character. McLeansboro, Illinois." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Stamps Gas Coke: 1937

Stamps Gas Coke: 1937

August 1937. "Post office in Gemmell, Minnesota." One-stop shopping for a variety of needs. Photo by Russell Lee, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Arterial Stop: 1937

Arterial Stop: 1937

June 1937. "Street corner. Black River Falls, Wisconsin." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Corporal Nourishment: 1942

Corporal Nourishment: 1942

May 1942. "A corporal in the Army takes his girl to dinner. Bakersfield, California." Photo by Russell Lee, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Now for the Tricky Part: 1942

Now for the Tricky Part: 1942

May 1942. "Working on the nose of an engine on an interceptor plane. Lake Muroc, California." Photo by Russell Lee for the OWI. View full size.

 
 
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