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Triple Feature: 1939

February 1939. "Boys sitting at table in restaurant, Raymondville, Texas." While most web sites might be content to give you one picture of a lunch joint with a Fritos calendar and a deer, Shorpy gives you not one, or even two, but three. It's practically a damn movie. We do this because you deserve it, and so much more. Photos by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.
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Do Not Disturb: 1939

Arts / Photography : Shorpy Historic Photo Archive (2 years ago)

February 1939. "White migrant boy asleep in car. He came with his father from Houston to Edinburg, Texas." Good night, John-Boy. Medium-format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. Read Post

Homeless Cooking: 1939

Arts / Photography : Shorpy Historic Photo Archive (2 years ago)

February 1939. "Kitchen table and stove of white migrant tent camp near Harlingen, Texas. Married daughter of migrant worker cutting salt meat for dinner." Medium-format nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size. Read Post

The Law of God: 1939

Arts / Photography : Shorpy Historic Photo Archive (2 years ago)

February 1939. "Child of migrant sitting by kitchen cabinet in tent home near Edinburg, Texas." Ten Commandments, meet Jersey Creamery. Medium-format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. Read Post


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