Small Town Life

Frenchie's Bar: 1940

Frenchie's Bar: 1940

Frenchie's Bar, 1940. A cross roads store, bar, juke joint, and gas station in the cotton plantation area, Melrose, Louisiana. Lots of great advertising signs including beer, whiskey and soda pop. Marion Post Wolcott, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: color slide.

Maynardville Musician: 1935

Maynardville Musician: 1935

Man playing guitar on the street, Maynardville, Tennessee. If Elvis and Ralph Kramden had a kid together...but I digress. Photo taken in 1935 by photographer / artist Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Square Dance Orchestra: 1939

Square Dance Orchestra: 1939

Orchestra at square dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, 1939 or 1940. Russell Lee, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: color slide.

Maynardville, Tennessee: 1935

Maynardville, Tennessee: 1935

Maynardville, Tennessee, 1935. Nice small town view with cars, Coca-Cola signs (ubiquitous in these old small town views), and a coffin and casket store. Ben Shahn, photographer for United States Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

No Place Like Nome: 1905

No Place Like Nome: 1905

Miners and Merchants Bank of Alaska. September 23, 1905. Photo by Frank H. Nowell. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Say Uncle!: 1938

Say Uncle!: 1938

Wrestling match sponsored by American Legion, Sikeston, Missouri. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Russell Lee. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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