Friends meeting at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair (LOC)

Lee, Russell,, 1903-1986,, photographer.


Friends meeting at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair


1940 Oct.


1 slide : color.



Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.

Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.






United States--New Mexico--Pie Town


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 11671-24 (DLC) 93845501


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Call Number: LC-USF35-374



  • crbassett 7y

    The kid on the right looks like he's ready to do something else.
  • Donovan Beeson 7y
    Great article with the history of Pie Town inspired by these photographs.
  • rmkoske 7y

    I love that someone knows enough about cars to tag this one with what kind of car this is. Very cool.
  • John Shirley 7y

    It is a Model A Ford . They were manufactured from 1928 to 1931. I guess the Dodge WC Series it the truck in the background.
  • andrea joseph 7y

    great snap shots
  • Howard33 6y

    And a color picture from 1940!
  • GracefulWings ~ Alexandra Laird 6y

    You know, they still have these festivals every September! They talk about it on! I would love to attend one someday!

    I agree with pleroma's note, I bet that the dirt on the top of the car is the product of the little boy who appears to be in trouble, and that the eldest woman is probably trying to get some of it out of the mother(?)s hair. I suppose it's true that a picture says a thousand words!
  • Boats-n-Cars 6y

    The sedan in the foreground is not a Model A Ford.
  • Howard33 6y

    I agree that it's not a Model A. But what is it?
  • Boats-n-Cars 6y

    I think it's a 1931 Chevrolet sedan.
  • r_i_straw 5y

    I zoomed in on the label on the boy's overalls.
    label by r_i_straw
  • billy_pilgrim 4y

    The old woman has her hand on the top frame of the open car door; she's not picking dirt out of the younger woman's hair. If you look at the car, there is dirt all over it, on the rocker panels and the headlamps as well. The boy does look sullen, though; maybe he's mad about having to stand around while the women chit chat.
  • Nathalie Boisard-Beudin 4y

    Used this picture to illustrate "parity"
    Thank you for sharing.
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