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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 • CANADA FOR FISHING

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Grub Rustler: 1939

Grub Rustler: 1939

November 1939. "West Texan at eating house at auction. Stockyards, San Angelo, Texas." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Admin. View full size.

 

The Derrick: 1939

The Derrick: 1939

August 1939. "The Derrick, roadhouse in Oklahoma City oil field." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Our Town: 1938

Our Town: 1938

July 1938. "Coffee shop in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, home of the American Bridge Company." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Kafeneion: 1938

Kafeneion: 1938

July 1938. "Boys in the town in front of Greek coffee shop. Ambridge, Pennsyl­vania." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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