Old Well Restored photos of WW2 era USA

USA of the 1940's in HQ Colour-Restored Photos Pt.1 [22 Pics]

Jul 28 2012

It's amazing to see how things were back then, and it's even better when the images are restored to a point where they look like they were taken today. This will be a two-part series of posts, so stay tuned for part 2!

All photos are restored and published by Shorpy.

1940 | Main Street, Pie Town | Russell Lee

Main Street, Pie Town, New Mexico (1940). Photo by Russell Lee.

1940 | At the Pie Town Fair | Russell Lee

At the Pie Town Fair in New Mexico (1940). Photo by Russell Lee.

Serving food at the Pie Town Fair | Russell Lee

Serving the barbecue dinner at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair. Pie Town is a community settled by about 200 migrant Texas and Oklahoma farmers who filed homestead claims. Photo by Russell Lee.

USA in colour

General Merchandise store, Main Street, Pie Town, New Mexico (1940). Photo by Russell Lee.

USA in colour

Jack Whinery, Pie Town, New Mexico, homesteader, with his wife and the youngest of his five children in their dirt-floor dugout home (1940). Photo by Russell Lee.

USA in colour

On the Main Street of Cascade, Idaho (1941). Photo by Russell Lee.

USA in colour

Delta County, Colorado. Hay stack and automobiles of peach pickers (1940). Photo by Russell Lee.

USA in colour

Santa Fe R.R. yard at night, Kansas City, Kansas (1943). Photo by Jack Delano.

Santa Fe Train preparation 1941

Santa Fe streamliner Super Chief being serviced at the depot in Albuquerque. Servicing these Diesel streamliners takes five minutes (1943). Photo by Jack Delano.

USA in colour

40th Street Shop, Chicago & Northwestern R.R. (1942) Photo by Jack Delano.

Women Train Yard Workers

Women employed as roundhouse wipers having lunch, Chicago & North Western Railroad, Clinton, Iowa (1943). Photo by Jack Delano.

USA in colour

Chicago & North Western rail-yard, Chicago (1942). Photo by Jack Delano.

USA in colour

A winter afternoon in the North Proviso yardmaster's office, Chicago & North Western Railroad (1942). Photo by Jack Delano.

Cleaning a steam engine train

Viola Sievers, one of the wipers at the Chicago & North Western roundhouse, giving a giant "H" class locomotive a bath of live steam at Clinton, Iowa (1943). Photo by Jack Delano.

U.S. Army wearhouse

Freight depot of the Army consolidating station at Chicago (1943). Photo by Jack Delano.

USA in colour

Burning autumn leaves along Broadway in Norwich, Connecticut (1940). Photo by Jack Delano.

B-25 production line

B-25 bomber assembly hall, North American Aviation, Kansas City (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

An engine inspector checks over B-25 engines

Engine inspector for North American Aviation at Long Beach, California (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

A riveter creating structural components

Riveter at Douglas Aircraft Corporation plant in Long Beach, California (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

Final production line B-25s

B-25 bomber final assembly line at North American Aviation works, Inglewood, California (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

Preparing a P-51 mustang for paint

A painter cleans the tail section of a P-51 Mustang fighter prior to spraying with olive-drab camouflage. North American Aviation plant, Inglewood, California (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

B-25 final processing

Final assembly for a B-25 bomber at North American Aviation, Inglewood, California (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

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