Lincoln, Nebraska (LOC)

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Vachon, John,, 1914-1975,, photographer.

Lincoln, Nebraska


1 slide : color.

Date based on year on car license plate.
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

United States--Nebraska--Lincoln

Format: Slides--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 11671-28 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at

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Call Number: LC-USF35-266

gibb626, jaxin, cjawonn, ae Roath, and 118 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Overduebook 104 months ago | reply

    Here's what the street looks like today.

    Downtown Lincoln on 13th Street

  2. RedgeQc [deleted] 104 months ago | reply


  3. Lilgirlreborn Thor 97 months ago | reply

    wow this guy had an awesome camera even for back then. Love the rich color and normalsy of it. makes it look as if we were back in the time of those days.

  4. Thirdeye Productions 96 months ago | reply

    nice !!
    very cool to compare ..

  5. technogeo 95 months ago | reply

    Feels like summer!

  6. carphoto 95 months ago | reply

    The car with the licence plate highlighted is a 39 Chevrolet, beside it is a 37 Buick, then another 39 Chev. The next car the light tan color appears to be a 46 Chrysler, though the styling was similar in 42. Grill change but the photo is not clear that far back.

  7. technogeo 95 months ago | reply

    Not to nitpick...but beside the Ford, I think there's a 40 Chev, a 38 Buick, a 41 Chev, and a 41 Chrysler (the off-white car at the end of the row looks like a 41 Ford). I'm mainly interested in the finishes. The paint on the older Buick and the 38 Ford is a lot duller than on the others.

  8. technogeo 95 months ago | reply

    Okay. Time to nitpick...

  9. carphoto 95 months ago | reply

    Agree on the 40 Chev.

  10. Howard33 82 months ago | reply

    This really worries me. Lincoln, Nebraska is where Cushman motor scooters were made from 1936 until 1965. So where are the scooters? You would think there would be at least one. Don't get me wrong . . . I like the picture with those old cars and 48 star flags, but I am a Cushman collector and I don't think one Cushman is too much to expect. Here's one:
    Cushman, 50-series, 1947 and Eagle
    Actually, if you look closely, it's two. A 1947 and in the background, a 1963.

  11. Howard33 82 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called RED, WHITE, and BLUE, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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