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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WHEN WE'RE WRONG, LET'S SAY SO: 1929

Mining

Family Truckster: 1942

Family Truckster: 1942

June 1942. "Yreka, California, seat of a county rich in mineral deposits." But poor in car seats. Photo by Russell Lee, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Quincy Copper: 1906

Quincy Copper: 1906

1906. "Shaft No. 2, Quincy copper mine, Hancock, Michigan." Whatever is going on in there, we're glad we don't have to wash the windows. View full size.

 

Company Town: 1937

Company Town: 1937

February 1937. "Company steel town. Jefferson County, Alabama." The stomping grounds of our namesake Shorpy Higginbotham, killed in a mining accident in 1928. Photo by Arthur Rothstein, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

American Dream: 1936

American Dream: 1936

May 1936. "Home of worker in strip coal mine. Cherokee County, Kansas." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Leadville Castle: 1941

Leadville Castle: 1941

September 1941. "House in old mining town. Leadville, Colorado." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Fine Liquors: 1941

Fine Liquors: 1941

September 1941. "Main street of old mining town. Leadville, Colorado." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cu Later: 1942

Cu Later: 1942

November 1942. "Conveyor belts carrying copper ore through a tunnel at the Magna mill of the Utah Copper Company. Its plants at Magna and Arthur in Utah are treating vast quantities of the copper so vital for war purposes." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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