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Tractor & Imp.: 1941

Tractor & Imp.: 1941

July 1941. "Washington wheat country. Farm machinery for sale and repair shop in Colfax, Washington." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Foley's sister store across the street: Plow and Puck.

Just asking

Anyone know what the "Imp." stands for?

[Implement. - Dave]

Foley Cat

this distributor is well known in the Kansas area as the cat dealer

Limited supply

Looks like they’re all sold out of Hoyt Clagwell’s.

Chairs of Steel

As a kid I remember these metal lawn chairs at summer cottages and in motels. They got hot in the sun, and you had to test the surface temperature before you sat down in a bathing suit.

I love the perfect framing of the shadow of the old post top street light. These fixtures are still available, and small towns have put them back as part of restoration projects.

Perfect Post Placement

Perfect framing of the lamp post shadow between the corner of the building and the edge of the window. One wonders if Photographer Lee planned his exposure for when the Sun would provide such perfect placement.

[He took over 750 photos that month, so probably not. - Dave]

Hats off to Ogden.

That signature looks to me like "Ogden Carey."


Waiting for the invention of Roundup.

Hats off to Owen Carey

The sign painter who lettered and painted this example of signage from days gone by. Letter forms look fine and well lettered to me, based on the rough background painted on. Well done, sir.

[Ogden, not Owen. - Dave]

Caterpillar Tractors

Both tractors are Caterpillar "Agricultural Crawler Tractors," according to the Twenty Eight was built 1933-1935. The Diesel Forty was built from 1934 to 1936.

Interestingly, the site says no photos of the Diesel Forty are available! I sent them a link!

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