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October 5, 2014

33 Beautiful Color Photos of the U.S in 1942 and 1943

Street scene in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Country school near Portsmouth, Ohio.

Eagle Fruit Store and Capital Hotel, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Seed and feed store, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Workers leaving Pennsylvania shipyards, Beaumont, Texas.

Photograph shows Rice Krispies cereal boxes in window below oranges; Better Loaf flour sacks at left next to sign for: New & large potatoes, 6lb. 23, apples, delicious, 4lb. 25.

Photograph shows the grocery store of C.A. Long at 100 Main Street, Mt. Orab, Ohio.

Old house and fruit stand, Houston, Texas.

Photograph shows Park and billboard: Lincoln has gone 40 Days without a Traffic Fatality, help us add another day.

Man shovelling ears of dried corn from wagon through feed store window

Southland Paper mill, Kraft (chemical) pulp used in making newsprint, Lufkin, Texas.

Dr. Schreiber of San Augustine giving a typhoid innoculation at a rural school, San Augustine County, Texas.

Children playing by road near school house, Kansas.

Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas.

De-waxing plant at Mid-Continent refinery, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas.

Road out of Romney, West Virginia.

Employees at Mid-Continent Refinery, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Photograph shows Sign on pole: Calso; sign above double doors: Baker's Garage, Wisdom, Montana.

Railroad cars loaded with sulphur, Freeport Sulphur Co., Hoskins Mound, Texas.

Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas.

Work horses near Junction City, Kansas.

Cemetery at edge of Romney, West Virginia.

60 foot high sulphur vat, Freeport Sulphur Co., Hoskins Mound, Texas.

Photogrpah shows desert with mountains in background, Northeast Utah.

Church near Junction City, Kansas.

Nearly exhausted sulphur vat from which railroad cars are loaded, Freeport Sulphur Co., Hoskins Mound, Texas.

Geologist examining cuttings from wildcat well, Amarillo, Texas.

Rural school girl, San Augustine County, Texas.

Negro boy near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Worker at carbon black plant, Sunray, Texas.

Seed and feed store, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Shot putter, University of Nebraska.

(Photos by John Vachon, courtesy of Library of Congress)


  1. Gorgeous. Plain & simple. Just breathtaking.

  2. Great photos of a way of life long gone. Magical times.




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