Photographers working for the U.S. government's Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) between 1939 and 1944 made approximately 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States.
John Vachon (1914-1975) was one of those photographers. These are a few of his many photographs of Lincoln, Nebraska in 1942 and are now preserved at the Library of Congress.
Busy downtown Lincoln intersection with the Grand Grocery store on the corner.
American flags on Lincoln sidewalk with one hour parking sign.
Eagle Fruit Store and Capital Hotel in Lincoln.
The Grand Grocery Company and Farmers Feed store entrance.
The Grand Grocery Company and Farmers Feed store window display.