Advertising & Stores

Minneapolis Pawn Shops: 1939

Minneapolis Pawn Shops: 1939

Pawn shops and secondhand stores in Gateway District, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1939. Photo by John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

George Ohr Pottery Shop: 1901

George Ohr Pottery Shop: 1901

Interior of George Ohr pottery shop, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1901. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Cane Tipping Flask: 1922

Cane Tipping Flask: 1922

Woman in soda shop holding a tipping cane or flask cane, popular during prohibition to hide alcohol. 1922 photo by National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

San Augustine, Texas: 1939

San Augustine, Texas: 1939

Busy street scene, San Augustine, Texas. Photo taken in 1939 by photographer Russell Lee. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information photograph. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Whistle Soda: 1921

Whistle Soda: 1921

Whistle brand soda pop delivery and advertising truck, between 1921 and 1922. National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Ohio Used Car lot: 1938

Ohio Used Car lot: 1938

Used car lot, Lancaster, Ohio. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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