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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Russell Lee

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.

 

The House Jack Built: 1940

The House Jack Built: 1940

Sept. 1940. The Jack Whinery family in their Pie Town dugout. Homesteader Whinery, a licensed preacher, donates his services to the local church. More on the family below. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee.

 

Pie Town Homesteaders: 1940

Pie Town Homesteaders: 1940

September 1940. Jack Whinery, Pie Town, New Mexico, homesteader, with his wife and the youngest of his five children in their dirt-floor dugout home. Whinery homesteaded with no cash less than a year ago and does not have much equipment; consequently he and his family farm the slow, hard way, by hand. Main window of their dugout was made from the windshield of the worn-out car which brought this family to Pie Town from West Texas. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cauliflower Power: 1940

Cauliflower Power: 1940

October 1940. Mr. Leatherman, homesteader, tying up cauliflower in his vegetable garden. Rabbit fence made of juniper stakes. Pie Town, New Mexico. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee.

 

Pie Town Barbecue: 1940

Pie Town Barbecue: 1940

September 1940. Barbecue dinner at the Catron County Fair at Pie Town, New Mexico. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee.

 

Pie Town Still Life: 1940

Pie Town Still Life: 1940

September 1940. Crops and vegetables at Catron County Fair at Pie Town, New Mexico. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee, one of hundreds of photos he made of Pie Town for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Faro's Place: 1940

Faro's Place: 1940

October 1940. Dugout house of homesteaders Faro and Doris Caudill with Mount Allegro in the background. Pie Town, New Mexico. The Caudills at dinner. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee. View full size.

 
 
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