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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LAKE GARDA, ITALY

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House of Tires: 1940

House of Tires: 1940

March 1940. Secondhand tires for sale at a gas station in San Marcos, Texas. View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Main Street: 1938

Main Street: 1938

Summer 1938. Saturday afternoon shopping in London, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Little Fork: 1937

Little Fork: 1937

August 1937. Indian pickers on way to the berry fields near Little Fork, Minn. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Oh, the Places I'll Go: 1939

Oh, the Places I'll Go: 1939

June 1939. Migrant child in family car east of Fort Gibson. Muskogee County, Oklahoma. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Burn Ballad Bungalow: 1929

Burn Ballad Bungalow: 1929

From 1929, another view of the peripatetic Burn family and their unusual car on G Street in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Co. Collection.

 

Farrar and June Burn: 1929

Farrar and June Burn: 1929

April 3, 1929. "Main Street a la Cart." The Burn Ballad Bungalow on G Street in Washington, D.C. (I just know there's someone out there who can rescue these people from obscurity, regardless of how much they may have deserved it. Who were they?) 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Co. Collection. View full size. [Thanks to Shorpy reader Janet we have the answer: These are the wandering writers June and Farrar Burn and their sons North and South.]

 

Great-Grandpa & Grandma with Old Betsy

Great-Grandpa & Grandma with Old Betsy

Old Betsy is the car not the woman [wink] ... a "1908 International" according to the picture (International Harvester). My great-grandparents were farmers in Iowa.

 
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