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Life in Dawson County Tx in 1940

Dawson County, Texas as it was in 1940. Images are from the US Farm Security Administration - Office of War (FSA). You can browse and view more than a thousand images of early life in Texas in our Historical Texas Collection. .

 

Elbowman Grocery Dawson County Tx 1940

Beer joint on dirt road in Dawson County, Tx 1940

Family Shopping in Lamesa Texas in 1940
Lamesa Tx Street Scene1940's

Dawson County Texas Farm 1940
Cedar Lake Town site Dawson County Tx 1940

While fewer than half of the FSA images survive, the collection remains one of the most extensive pictorial records of life in Texas between 1935 and 1944. Original FSA photos and negatives are archived in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.

Resources:

US Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

Postcards from the Panhandle (Facebook)

Panhandle Tidbits (Facebook)

Vintage Texas Photos

Davick Services History Page (Facebook)

 

 

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