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Russell Lee

Okie Near Muskogee: 1939

Okie Near Muskogee: 1939

July 1939. "Elmer Thomas, migrant to California, tying sack of laundry onto front lamp bracket near Muskogee, Oklahoma." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

Jumpers: 1941

Jumpers: 1941

April 1941. Children jumping rope on the sidewalk of a South Side Chicago street. View full size. Printed from a 35mm nitrate negative shot by Russell Lee.

 

Soda Jerker: 1939

Soda Jerker: 1939

February 1939. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Soda jerker flipping ice cream into malted milk shakes." View full size. Photo by Russell Lee. And make mine a double.

 

School Days: 1938

School Days: 1938

August 1938. "Child studying in school, Southeast Missouri Farms." Printed from a 35mm nitrate negative by FSA photographer Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Party Pooped: c. 1939

Party Pooped: c. 1939

Children asleep on a bed during a square dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma. Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration Office of War Information, c. 1939. View full size.

 

String Section: c. 1939

String Section: c. 1939

The orchestra at a square dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma. Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration Office of War Information, c. 1939. View full size.

 

Square Dance: 1939

Square Dance: 1939

Couples at square dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma. Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration Office of War Information circa 1939. View full size.

 
 
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