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Okies Route 66 West 1941

This photo from 1941 shows Okies heading west on Route 66 traveling through Amarillo, Texas.   With a mattress on top of the car and an extra can of oil strapped to the bumper, these Okies are headed to California and the chance of a better life.


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Pig Stand Drive-In #2 South Dallas Texas 1920's

The stand at Zang Blvd and Bishop Avenue in Oak Cliff, Texas attracted so much business that the parking of automobiles for several blocks around had become a problem for the traffic police.  The stand had patrons who came ten miles to buy barbecue, according to J.G. Kirby of Dallas, founder.  Kirby was known for using the finest meat on the market and putting quality and service first. 


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Rows of Laundry NYC Apartment 1935

Dated 1935, this Walker Evans style photograph from New York City shows rows of laundry outside an apartment house.  Signs below advertise attractions at the Apollo and Roosevelt Theaters. 


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Shacktown California 1936 - Dorothea Lange

Depression-era photograph taken in a transient shacktown in California by Dorothea Lange, famed photographer for Farm Security Administration photo team. "Newly-built store and trading center typical of the new shacktown community" Riverbank, San Joaquin Valley, California, April 9, 1940.   Lange's photographs show her deep feelings of compassion and respect for the farm workers.  Reprint from the National Archives negative.


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Sivil's Drive In Car Hop

Sivils Drive In and Car Hop located in both Dallas & Houston Texas during the 1940's and 1950's.  Sivils Drive In was featured in Life Magazine on February 26, 1940. Especially known for the roller skating car hops, 500-car parking lot, satin uniforms designed by Mrs. Sivil herself, and a dance floor, it served only Carta Blanca Mexican Beer. 


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Standard Oil Gas Station with Attendants 1930's

Photo of owner and attendant of a Standard Oil Gas Station sometime in the late 1930's.  A Red Crown banner waves above the pumps of this typical neighborhood franchise Standard Oil filling station.  Printed from a negative.


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Telephone Operators 1927
Government photograph of Telephone Operators in Washington D.C. in 1927.  The reason for the photograph was to show the type of chairs used by the operators.
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U.S. Capitol at Night 1922

This unique picture of the Capitol at Washington was taken from the steps of the Library of Congress. It was during the Disarmament Peace Conference when the Capitol was flooded with two-billion candle-power searchlights screened with color prisms.  The varied color effects threw a halo over the majestic, sombre, white dome, not unlike the aurora borealis.  A shaft of light piercing the blue-black sky between the ever-changing prisms seems to speak a prophecy of hope fulfilled. The moment was fortuitously caught by the artist, Mr. Buckingham.


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Walgreen's Soda Fountain 1925

Charles Walgreen opened his first pharmacy on Chicago's South Side in 1901.  By 1920 Walgreen's Stores numbered 525 and the soda fountains were an important revenue source.  Walgreen employee Ivar Coulson invented the malted milkshake in 1922.  The shake came along with a glassine bag containing 2 vanilla cookies.  The demand for the drink created long lines at the Walgreen soda counters.  The fountain became so important to the company they opened an ice cream factory and a bakery to supply the stores with quality products.  This promotional photograph was taken in a Chicago store in 1925.


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Wet California Street Scene 1926

A wet afternoon street scene of parked cars photographed in California in 1926 by an unknown photographer.


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Worker High Atop The Empire State Building 1930
Depression era photograph taken near the top framework of the Empire State Building during it's construction in 1930. The steel worker is perched on a beam high above the streets of New York City. The Chrysler Building can be seen in the background.

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Working Men at Hotel Bar-Shartlesville, PA 1945

Nostalgic photograph of working men enjoying a beer at the Hotel Bar in Shartlesville, Pennslyvania in 1945.  The old Hotel was still open until recently but may be closed now.  This photograph was part of the Standard Oil of New Jersey Photographic Collection which documented the transportation industry in the United States in the WWII era.


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Yates Chili 1909

The young pin-curled model is stiffly posed for her first bite of Yates Chili, the Webb City, Missouri, local brand.  Mother dressed the model in her finest starched party dress, just for the photograph.  Could she be trying to figure out how to get that bite of chili into her mouth without spilling on her dress?  Especially if Mom is behind the camera watching every move! Great advertising photo.


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