Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lincoln, Nebraska - 1942

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.


Major Pepperidge said...

Wow! These are amazing. What a great look at life in the midwest during WW2. Lincoln was a busy city! Thanks for these.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Amazing vivid color photos of a time long gone. 1¢ oranges!!! I love the rice crispy boxes lined up in the store window! Thanks!

Dave said...

These are fantastic pics! I love the Kellogg's boxes as well. The Corn Flakes boxes in the left window in the third window appear to be oversize display boxes, around 30" tall. Kellogg used these a lot in the 50's, but I had no idea they used them that far back.