Russell Lee

Leaving Oklahoma: 1939

Leaving Oklahoma: 1939

Elmer Thomas, migrant to California, tying sack of laundry onto front lamp bracket of his truck, near Muskogee, Oklahoma. Great Depression era photo taken in 1939 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Draft Horse Auction: 1937

Draft Horse Auction: 1937

Auctioning off a team of draft horses at the closing-out sale of Frank Sheroan, tenant farmer, near Montmorenci, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Great Depression era photo taken in 1937 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Hector's Palace of Sweets: 1937

Hector's Palace of Sweets: 1937

Hector's Palace of Sweets - cafe sign, Crosby, North Dakota. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Dugout Home: 1940

Dugout Home: 1940

Homesteader coming out of his dugout home (an underground log cabin), Pie Town, New Mexico. Photo taken in 1940 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

The Cheer Cafe: 1937

The Cheer Cafe: 1937

Girl washing windows of the Cheer Cafe, Cook, Minnesota. 1937 photo by Russell Lee for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Corn Pipe: 1936

Corn Pipe: 1936

Loading corn onto truck from elevator, Spencer, Iowa. Farm photo taken in 1936 by photographer Russell Lee for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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