Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Business In The 1940's

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.

Swift's & Company, milk and butter fat receiving depot, Caldwell, Idaho - July 1941 (Photographer: Russell Lee)

Dee's Cafe and Cascade Club in Cascade, Idaho - July 1941 (Photographer: Russell Lee)

Baker's Garage in Wisdom, Montana - April 1942 (Photographer: John Vachon)

Grocery store on Route 74, Mount Gilead, Ohio - 1942 (Photographer: John Vachon)

Rogers Canning Company plant "Where Peas are the Principal Project", Milton-Freewater, Oregon - July 1941 (Photographer: Russell Lee)

LINK: More pictures at Library of Congress


Major Pepperidge said...

Wonderful photos, they make me wish I could step into them!

Heidi Ann said...

I still miss the P&M Market that was on Main Street in Placerville across the street from the place my Dad worked. So many great old places and even factories are long gone.