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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 • SEVILLE SPRING FESTIVAL, 1929

Restaurants

Hi-Way Tavern: 1939

Hi-Way Tavern: 1939

March 1939. "Signs in front of highway tavern. Crystal City, Texas." And, somewhere back there amid the signage, a gas station. Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Watering Hole: 1940

Watering Hole: 1940

March 1940. "Saloon. Silver Peak, Esmeralda County, Nevada." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Beer, Bath & Beyond: 1940

Beer, Bath & Beyond: 1940

March 1940. "Hotel. Austin, Nevada." With a cameo by our stream-drinker. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Perfect Eats: 1942

Perfect Eats: 1942

April 1942. "In the Perfect Eat Shoppe, a restaurant on 47th Street near Chicago's South Park; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morris (standing at rear and left), proprietors." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Anytown, USA: 1940

Anytown, USA: 1940

March 1940. "Medicine Bow, Wyoming." Generic medicine, evidently. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Smoke and Hipsters: 1958

Smoke and Hipsters: 1958

April 1958. "The 'Beatnik' community of San Francisco's North Beach district, socializing at a local coffee house and bagel shop." (The Co-Existence Bagel Shop at Grant Avenue and Green Street.) Photo by Cal Bernstein for the Look magazine article "The Bored, the Bearded and the Beat." View full size.

Diner at Seven: 1940

Diner at Seven: 1940

February 1940. "Truck driver in diner. Clinton, Indiana." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ask at Bar: 1941

Ask at Bar: 1941

February 1941. "Juke joint and bar in the Belle Glade area, vegetable section of south central Florida." Bottle of Old Grand-Dad? You must be mistaken! Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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