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Berrien Bunkhouse: 1940

Berrien Bunkhouse: 1940

July 1940. Berrien County, Michigan. "Old barn used as bunkhouse for migrant fruit pickers from the South. This grower employs only unmarried Negroes." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Polarine: 1940

Polarine: 1940

July 1940. "Gas station in Millburg, Michigan." The establishment last seen here. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Blind Curve: 1941

Blind Curve: 1941

September 1941. "Road leading out of Carlton Tunnel along bed of old narrow gauge railroad on the west side of the Rocky Mountains from Leadville, Colorado." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Far Horizon: 1940

The Far Horizon: 1940

May 1940. "County road in Western Iowa corn country. Monona County." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Big Mama: 1940

Big Mama: 1940

April 1940. "Resident of riverfront shacktown. Dubuque, Iowa." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Our House: 1940

Our House: 1940

April 1940. "Children living in shacktown along Mississippi River bottom. Dubuque, Iowa." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Cherry Pickers: 1940

The Cherry Pickers: 1940

July 1940. "Migrant fruit worker and sons living in rear of truck during cherry picking season. Berrien County, Michigan." Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Plugged In: 1941

Plugged In: 1941

December 1941. "Telephone operators at Aberdeen proving grounds. They live in dormitory for defense workers. Aberdeen, Maryland." Acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Rural Route: 1941

Rural Route: 1941

March 1941. "Farmhouse in Essex County, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Loftis Salvage: 1939

Loftis Salvage: 1939

July 1939. "Automobile salvage business in Muskogee, Oklahoma." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Country Store: 1940

Country Store: 1940

June 1940. "Mr. Keele, merchant and president of the Farm Bureau, in front of the general store. Pie Town, New Mexico." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Santa Fe Trailways: 1940

Santa Fe Trailways: 1940

June 1940. "Stage in front of the post office at Pie Town, New Mexico. This stage comes through daily except Sunday. It takes in cream for the Pie Town farmers to Magdalena and Socorro and then returns the empty cans." Our second look at the Pie Town stop of the Socorro-Springerville Express. Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Pie Town P.O.: 1940

Pie Town P.O.: 1940

June 1940. "The stage which daily brings in mail, freight, express and passengers to Pie Town, New Mexico." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Pie Town Parley: 1940

Pie Town Parley: 1940

October 1940. "Farm family after evening meal. Pie Town, New Mexico." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Meet the Loomises: 1939

Meet the Loomises: 1939

        Social Distancing 1.0 -- no matter how close you get, these folks are always at least six feet away.

October 1939. "Graveyard, Shaftsbury Center, Bennington County, Vermont." You can exhume the hi-res Loomises by clicking here. Acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 
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