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Progressive Farmer: 1940

Progressive Farmer: 1940

November 1940. Tulare County, California. "Corner of kitchen in Schmidt house at Mineral King cooperative farm. They are equipped with electric refrigerators." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Studious Schmidt: 1940

Studious Schmidt: 1940

November 1940. "Son of Mr. Schmidt, member of Mineral King cooperative farm, doing his homework. Tulare County, California." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Indian Gas: 1940

Indian Gas: 1940

November 1940. "Main store in Tropic, Utah." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Vital Fluids: 1940

Vital Fluids: 1940

October 1940. "Gas station and store in Concho, Arizona. Inhabitants of this town are all of Spanish extraction." Acetate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

No Picnic: 1940

No Picnic: 1940

        By May 1941, defense jobs had 1,500 people moving into San Diego every day -- seven months before Pearl Harbor.

December 1940. "Carpenter's wife unpacking a trunk at tent camp for defense workers in Mission Valley, California, which is about three miles from San Diego." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee documenting life in Southern California during the "Blitz Boom" of 1940. View full size.

 

Curb Service: 1940

Curb Service: 1940

December 1940. "Workmen during lunch period, across the street from the Consolidated Aircraft factory. San Diego, California." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

West of Fargo: 1939

West of Fargo: 1939

July 1939. "Northern Pacific railroad tracks west of Fargo, North Dakota." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Shining: 1939

The Shining: 1939

January 1939. "Coal miner in business center of Colp, Illinois." Acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Never Excelled: 1939

Never Excelled: 1939

June 1939. "Old livery stable in Virginia City, Montana." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Government Mules: 1939

Government Mules: 1939

September 1939. "Ernest W. Kirk Jr., whose team of mules was bought with a Farm Security Administration loan. Near Ordway, Colorado." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Beauty & the Beast: 1922

Beauty & the Beast: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Paige 6-66 touring car." Advertised as "the most beautiful car in America." 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

John McCain: 1936-2018

John McCain: 1936-2018

April 24, 1973. "Interview with Lieut. Cmdr. John S. McCain, Vietnam POW." Photo by Thomas J. O'Halloran for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

John McCain, War Hero, Senator,
Presidential Contender, Dies at 81

        John S. McCain, the naval aviator who climbed from the depths of despair as a prisoner of war in Vietnam to the pinnacle of power as a Republican senator from Arizona and two-time contender for the presidency, died on Saturday at his home in Arizona. He was 81.

 

Condemned: 1941

Condemned: 1941

December 1941. New York. "Workmen wrecking condemned buildings in the demolition of a slum area to make room for a housing project." Acetate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Fine & Mellow: 1942

Fine & Mellow: 1942

August 1942. Washington, D.C. "Saturday afternoon, Seventh Street and Florida Avenue N.W." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Up Broadway: 1941

Up Broadway: 1941

December 1941. New York. "Broadway from Bowling Green." Acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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