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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 • FIND THE RANGE OF YOUR PATRIOTISM

Agriculture

But Seriously: 1940

But Seriously: 1940

August 1940. "Farm Security Administration cooperative truck. Oneida County, Idaho." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size.

 

The Egg and I: 1940

The Egg and I: 1940

May 1940. "Member of the Arizona part-time farms (last seen here), Chandler Unit, in bedroom of his apartment on the project studying for civil service examination in poultry culture. Maricopa County, Arizona." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Animal Husbandry: 1940

Animal Husbandry: 1940

February 1940. San Angelo, Texas. "4-H Club boys from Tom Green County showing sheep at the San Angelo Fat Stock Show." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sons of Pomp: 1940

Sons of Pomp: 1940

February 1940. "Sons of Pomp Hall, Negro tenant farmer, drawing water and mixing bran mash to feed the hogs. Creek County, Oklahoma." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Counting Steers: 1940

Counting Steers: 1940

March 1940. "Cowboy asleep in cattle show barn at San Angelo Fat Stock Show. At nearby stock shows the working cowboys bring along their camp beds and sleep in the barns." The tag on our buckaroo's suitcase reads "R.R. Walston." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Pony Show: 1940

Pony Show: 1940

March 1940. "Ring of people watching the judging of horses at the San Angelo Fat Stock Show. Many polo ponies are bred and raised in West Texas." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Pinstripe Cowboy: 1940

Pinstripe Cowboy: 1940

March 1940. "Cowboy resting on hay and rolled-up camp bed in the barn at San Angelo Fat Stock Show." Living the dream in San Angelo, Texas. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Fat Stock Show: 1940

The Fat Stock Show: 1940

March 1940. "Girls at Junior Chamber of Commerce dance during the San Angelo Fat Stock Show. San Angelo, Texas." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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