John Vachon

Ozark Mountain Farmeress: 1940

Ozark Mountain Farmeress: 1940

Wife of Ozark Mountains, Missouri farmer, lighting a pipe. Looks like a hard worker. Photo taken in 1940 by photographer John Vachon. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Boscobel or Soldiers Grove?: 1939

Boscobel or Soldiers Grove?: 1939

Photo caption says Boscobel, Wisconsin, 1939, but we have had a comment from a former resident of Boscobel that this is in fact Soldiers Grove. Nice view with cars, a Hires Root Beer truck and lots of advertising signs. John Vachon, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Paul Bunyan Gas: 1939

Paul Bunyan Gas: 1939

Paul Bunyan atop Shell gas station with visible gas pump, Bemidji, Minnesota, 1939. Photo by John Vachon. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Times Square Advertising: 1943

Times Square Advertising: 1943

Camel brand cigarette advertisement at Times Square, New York City. Busy 1943 street scene photo with buses and pedestrians by John Vachon. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Cheers To The Capitol: 1940

Cheers To The Capitol: 1940

State capitol and Schmidt's City Club, Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph taken in May 1940. Photo by John Vachon. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

Southern Grit: 1938

Southern Grit: 1938

Farm boy who sells "Grit" newspapers. Irwinville Farms, Georgia. Photograph taken in May 1938. Photo by John Vachon. Part of the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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