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Oregon Greaser: 1942

Oregon Greaser: 1942

July 1942. "Grant County, Oregon. Malheur National Forest. Greasing a logging truck." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Hair

I'd be wearing a hat.

Brakes

I have never seen brake slack adjusters like those. They appear to be approaching the end of adjustment, brake job time.

Not tasty

When I was younger, the shop I worked at serviced the vehicles for the Fire Department. A hook and ladder came in with a squeak. Determined it was a universal joint on the driveshaft. Brought out our high pressure compressed air operated grease gun and let it rip. A big gob of old gritty grease shot out. I had not yet learned to keep my mouth shut so it wedged in the corner of my mouth.

To paraphrase James Bond, "I’d say it was a 5-year-old Valvoline with an overdose of antioxidants."

I give Russell Lee points

Not every photographer would crawl on a filthy floor underneath a really dirty truck to photograph a guy putting grease in a rear differential.

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