Small Town Life

Small Town Solitude: 1938

Small Town Solitude: 1938

Street scene with drug store, old cars and advertising signs, Washington Court House, Ohio. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Old Iowa Gas Station; 1940

Old Iowa Gas Station; 1940

Vintage gas station view with antique visible gas pumps in Le Grand, Iowa. Photo taken in 1940 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm safety negative.

H.V. Bretney Tannery: 1938

H.V. Bretney Tannery: 1938

The H.V. Bretney Co. Tannery, Springfield, Ohio. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Neil Hotel and Dining Room: 1938

Neil Hotel and Dining Room: 1938

Chevrolet dealership and the Neil Hotel and Dining Room in London, Ohio. Nice small town street view with old cars. Photo taken in the summer of 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Louisiana for Long: 1935

Louisiana for Long: 1935

Man in Amite City, Louisiana holding what appears to be a political poster for the (Huey) Long - (Oscar K.) Allen ticket for Governor...(can't see the bottom half). Great picture with old trucks and cars in the background. Photo taken in 1935 by photographer Ben Shahn for the U. S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Small Town, Big Clock: 1938

Small Town, Big Clock: 1938

Optician advertising on big street level clock at Main and Court Streets, Circleville, Ohio. Old cars and 1930s fashion. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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