Life in Texas from the 1800's to 1950

Life in Andrews County Tx in 1942

Andrews County, Texas in 1942 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers.


While fewer than half of the FSA images survive, the collection is an extensive pictorial record of what life was like in Texas between 1935 and 1944. The originals are housed in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.


If you like these images, you can browse and view more than a thousand images of early life in Andrews County and throughout the state in eBay's Historical Texas Collection. .

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Andrews residents and travelers gather in front of local cafe in this early photo of Andrews Texas . . . look closer

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Horse waits patiently across the street from Farmer's Grocery and Smiths Drug Store in this remarkable old photo of Main Street in Andrews Texas in 1940s.

Sandstorm in Andrews County Oilfield 1942


Drillers at work Andrews County Tx 1942


Lunch Break in the Oil Field Andrews Tx 1942


Driller in Andrews County Texas 1942
Attaching new bit to drill pipe Andrews County Tx 1942
Derrick Builder Uses Car to Hoist Beam
Derrick Builder at Lunch in 1942
Oil Driller in Andrews County 1942
Roughnecks on Night Shift

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