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Bank Shot: 1940

Bank Shot: 1940

September 1940. "Montrose, Colorado. Old bank." And "Shoeteria." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Best Domestic Coal: 1938

Best Domestic Coal: 1938

November 1938. "Apartment houses with no rear windows. Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Old Paxton Place: 1938

The Old Paxton Place: 1938

November 1938. "The old Paxton residence. Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Eggerss-O'Flyng: 1938

Eggerss-O'Flyng: 1938

November 1938. "Railroad and coal yard, Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Northern Swing: 1938

Northern Swing: 1938

November 1938. "Public Works Administration housing project (Logan Fontenelle Homes) for Negro families. Omaha, Nebraska." Acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Hotel Fontenelle: 1938

Hotel Fontenelle: 1938

November 1938. "Hotel Fontenelle, social center of Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Gashouse House: 1938

Gashouse House: 1938

November 1938. "Gashouse district. Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Craig & Keele: 1940

Craig & Keele: 1940

June 1940. "General store, Pie Town, New Mexico. The post office has been moved from this store to another small grocery store." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Dessert Oasis: 1940

Dessert Oasis: 1940

June 1940. "Cafe. Pie Town, New Mexico." Sporting the biggest accent west of the Mississippi. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Yosemite: 1865

Yosemite: 1865

Circa 1865. "Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley, albumen silver print. Carleton Watkins (1829 - 1916), an early photographer of Yosemite, captured this pristine view of Mirror Lake while most of the country was engaged in the Civil War. One of the best landscape photographers of the 19th century, Watkins used the cumbersome, demanding technology of his era, which required large glass wet plate negatives, and produced some of the most stunning images of this extraordinary wilderness. His views are credited with inducing members of Congress to pass legislation in 1864 that required California to protect the area from development. Abraham Lincoln, reported to have been very taken with the beauty of the images, signed the bill. Later efforts by landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and naturalist John Muir resulted in Yosemite being proclaimed a national park in 1890." View full size.

 

Joy Boys: 1940

Joy Boys: 1940

December 1940. Starke, Florida. "Soldiers Joy Cafe, newly constructed for construction workers near Camp Blanding." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Soldiers Joy: 1940

Soldiers Joy: 1940

December 1940. Starke, Florida. "Construction workers drinking beer in Soldiers Joy Cafe near Camp Blanding." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Just Got In: 1940

Just Got In: 1940

December 1940. Radford, Virginia. "Influx of construction workers to build Hercules Powder Plant -- new arrivals in town. They've come by bus from West Radford." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ghost Leg Crossing: 1905

Ghost Leg Crossing: 1905

St. Paul, Minnesota, 1905. "Post Office, Fifth and Market Streets." The postal palace last glimpsed here. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pioneer Press: 1905

Pioneer Press: 1905

1905. "Pioneer Press building, St. Paul, Minnesota." Ghost pedestrians galore! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
 
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