Small Town Life

Indian Medicine Show: 1935

Indian Medicine Show: 1935

Man in Native American headdress at medicine show, Huntingdon, Tennessee. Photo taken in 1935 by artist / photographer Ben Shahn for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Down Home Music: 1938

Down Home Music: 1938

Black musicians playing accordion and washboard in front of store, near New Iberia, Louisiana. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Russell Lee. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Moore Haven Movie Theater: 1939

Moore Haven Movie Theater: 1939

Movie theatre, Moore Haven, Florida. Photo taken in 1939 by photographer Marion Post Wolcott. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Labor Day Clowns: 1940

Labor Day Clowns: 1940

Band and clowns at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado. Photo taken in 1940 by photographer Russell Lee. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

London Candy Kitchen: 1938

London Candy Kitchen: 1938

Saturday afternoon in London, Ohio. Nice 1930s view of small town America, with stores and cars. London is near Columbus, to the west. Photo taken in 1938 by artist / photographer Ben Shahn. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Lonely Soldiers: 1942

Lonely Soldiers: 1942

Two sets of visible gas pumps in front of adjacent gas station / garage businesses in Wisdom, Montana (population 114 in 2000 census). Photo taken in 1942 by photographer John Vachon. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

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