John Vachon

Law of the Ranger in Minneapolis: 1937

Law of the Ranger in Minneapolis: 1937

Street scene with old 1930s cars in front of the Alamo Theater. Lots of great old movie posters including Law of the Ranger, Shadow of Chinatown, and The Outer Gate. Photo taken in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1937 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Living the Good Life: 1937

Living the Good Life: 1937

Old 1930s photo of woman opening the door of a big, beautiful antique convertible. Photograph taken in 1937 by FSA photographer John Vachon. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Have Makeshift Prosthetic, Will Travel: 1937

Have Makeshift Prosthetic, Will Travel: 1937

Great Depression era photo of man pulling a wagon full of paper and cardboard, 1937. Nice old Washington D.C. photo with movie theatre, cafe, and 1930s cars. John Vachon, photographer. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Step In, Have Your Head Read: 1937

Step In, Have Your Head Read: 1937

Movie theatre with posters, phrenologist & palm reader, and men's hat store, Washington, D.C.. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Buck Jones in Hello Trouble: 1937

Buck Jones in Hello Trouble: 1937

Midcity theater, Washington, D.C.. Great old photo with vintage western movie posters. The name on the window above the Midcity sign to the right is S. H. Dudley, producer and promoter. Sherman H. Dudley was an African American actor, developed the first black vaudeville circuit, produced minstrel shows and owned theaters.

We Sell Knee Pads: 1937

We Sell Knee Pads: 1937

Shop window with big white horse and sign "We mfg. and sell cement furnishers knee pads", Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer John Vachon. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

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