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Life in Ector County Tx 1937 to 1950


Ector County, Texas in 1937 to 1950 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers.

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

Farmers on street corner. Odessa, Texas in 1937


Migrant oil worker and family Ector County TX 1937Migrant oil worker and family Ector County TX 1937

Migrant oil worker and family pause beside road in front of their old car with everything they own . . . Zoom In


Mid-Continent Supply Co. Odessa Texas in 1942Mid-Continent Supply Co. Odessa Texas in 1942

Migrant Oil Worker and Wife on the Road to Odessa

Migrant worker and his wife look for a better future in Odessa in 1937. The look on their faces tells a story of desperation and hope.

Hudson Car Dealership Odessa Texas 1950's

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.


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