Small Town Life

Open-Air Recreation: 1917

Open-Air Recreation: 1917

African-American children in recreation class at school no. 1, 1917. Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company. Ensley, Alabama steel plant and furnaces. From Goldsberry Collection of open-air school photographs. Original medium at LOC: photographic print.

Beano: 1937

Beano: 1937

Street scene with Beano sign, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Photograph by Edwin Rosskam for Farm Security Administration. Original medium at LOC: nitrate negative.

Gordonton, North Carolina: 1939

Gordonton, North Carolina: 1939

Caption by photographer Dorothea Lange: "Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon. Note the kerosene pump on the right and the gasoline pump on the left. Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. Negro men are sitting on the porch. Brother of store owner stands in doorway. Gordonton, North Carolina."

Gas station - Edcouch, Texas: 1939

Gas station - Edcouch, Texas: 1939

Gas station with Texas Truckers Association sign and visible gas pumps, Edcouch, Texas. Photo by Russell Lee in 1939. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Just in Case: 1935

Just in Case: 1935

A deputy with a gun on his hip during the September 1935 strike in Morgantown, West Virginia. Photograph by Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration. Original medium: 35mm nitrate negative.

Medicine show - Huntingdon, Tennessee: 1935

Medicine show - Huntingdon, Tennessee: 1935

Medicine show - Huntingdon, Tennessee, 1935 by Ben Shahn. Office of War Information. Resettlement Administration. Original medium: 35mm nitrate negative.

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