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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

Russell Lee

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.

 

The Old Bus: 1937

The Old Bus: 1937

October 1937. "Old school bus. Williams County, North Dakota." Medium-format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Family Time: 1939

Family Time: 1939

February 1939. "White migrant family in trailer home near Edinburg, Texas." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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