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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TO EUROPE THE AMERICAN WAY

Russell Lee

A Big Kiss for Gramps: 1941

A Big Kiss for Gramps: 1941

July 1941. Farmer with his granddaughter at the Fourth of July picnic in Vale, Oregon. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Pie Town Singers: 1940

Pie Town Singers: 1940

October 1940. Pie Town schoolchildren in a community musical program. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee. View full size. Another view is here.

 

Shady Characters: 1941

Shady Characters: 1941

July 1941 in Caldwell, Idaho. "Two boys read storybooks in the shade." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size. Below: Their kid-size tree.

 

Too Much Excitement: 1941

Too Much Excitement: 1941

1941. At the picnic grounds in Vale, Oregon. "Interlude, after watching the Fourth of July parade." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Youth Council: 1942

Youth Council: 1942

Spring 1942. Young people at the Imperial County Fair near El Centro, California. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Made in the Shade: 1941

Made in the Shade: 1941

July 1941. Youngsters at the Fourth of July picnic in Vale, Oregon. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Red Robin: 1941

Red Robin: 1941

"Cold drinks on the Fourth of July" at the Red Robin Coffee Shop in Vale, Oregon. The year was 1941. Can we stay just a little longer? View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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