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The Third Bird: 1941

The Third Bird: 1941

August 1941. "Poultry raised under FSA 'Food for Defense' program feeds Army flight trainees. Cadet E.A. Peresich Jr. takes his third helping of fried chicken. Craig Field, Southeastern Air Training Center, Selma, Alabama." Photo by John Collier, Farm Security Admin. View full size.

 

The Chickenator: 1941

The Chickenator: 1941

August 1941. "The painless killer. Food for Defense program cooperative cannery and hatchery in Coffee County, Alabama." Photo by John Collier, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

P-51 Mustang: 1942

P-51 Mustang: 1942

October 1942. "North American's P-51 'Mustang' fighter is in service with Britain's Royal Air Force. North American Aviation Inc., Inglewood, California." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Mark Sherwood for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fall Colors: 1942

Fall Colors: 1942

October 1942. "Scrap and salvage depot, Butte, Montana." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

War Games: 1942

War Games: 1942

May 1942. "Turlock, California. Son of family in the upper middle income group. War games are popular with the boys." Photo by Russell Lee, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hotel Mikado: 1942

Hotel Mikado: 1942

April 1942. "Los Angeles, California. Street scene in Little Tokyo." Businesses represented here on East First Street include the Hotel Mikado, Sho-Fu-Do confectionery, Ten-Gen restaurant, Sato Book Store, Hotel Empire, Sumida & Son hardware, Angel Cake Shop, Moon Fish Co., Eagle Employment Agency, Kawahara Co. and Dr. C.K. Nagao, dentist. Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

War Kitchen: 1941

War Kitchen: 1941

July 1941. "War housing. Mrs. B.J. Rogan and her small son, Bernie, in the kitchen of the Rogans' new war home at the Franklin Terrace housing project in Erie, Pennsylvania. Mr. Rogan is a drill press operator at a nearby plant which is working three shifts on war contracts. The Rogans pay about twenty percent of their income for rent." Medium format acetate negative by Alfred Palmer for the U.S. Office for Emergency Management. View full size.

 

Enemy Alien: 1942

Enemy Alien: 1942

May 1942. "Salinas, California. Tagged for evacuation. Removal of Japanese enemy aliens from San Juan Bautista and San Benito County to reception center at Salinas, California." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Santa Anita: 1942

Santa Anita: 1942

April 1942. "Santa Anita reception center, Los Angeles County, California. The evacuation of Japanese and Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under United States Army war emergency order. Examining baggage of Japanese as they arrive at the center." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Little Tokyo: 1942

Little Tokyo: 1942

April 1942. "Los Angeles, California. Street scene in Little Tokyo." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

V for Veggies: 1942

V for Veggies: 1942

February 1942. "Porterville, California. Vegetable stand in grocery store." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Beer's Here: 1941

Beer's Here: 1941

September 1941. Hermiston, Oregon. "When workmen at the Umatilla ordnance depot broke a world record by pouring concrete for twenty-four igloos in twenty-four hours, the contractor threw a beer party for them." (The "igloos" were concrete bunkers for storing munitions.) Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Everything But War: 1941

Everything But War: 1941

September 1941. "Sign. Seaside, Oregon." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tabby Time: 1941

Tabby Time: 1941

October 1941. Bremerton, Washington. "Navy shipyard workers in the community room for women at the FSA duration dormitories." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hot Wheels: 1942

Hot Wheels: 1942

        After the halt of automobile production and "freeze" of car sales, these 1942 Buicks were among the last new models the public could buy until the end of the war.

May 1942. "Grand Island, Nebraska. Auto dealer's window." Better buy Buick! Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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