Discussion of the FSA – WPA Images

Straight Water Fountain

Straight Water Fountain

Straight Water Fountain

Changed: “Colored” to “Straight”

Source Image For: Straight Water Fountain

Source Image For: Straight Water Fountain
FSA Photograph
Title: “A drinking fountain on the county courthouse lawn.”
Photographer: John Vachon
Date: April 1938.
Location: Halifax, North Carolina.

Straight Water And Soup Kitchen

Straight Water And Soup Kitchen

Straight Water And Soup Kitchen

Changed: “White” to “Straight”

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Source Image For: Straight Water And Soup Kitchen
FSA Photograph
Title: “A drinking fountain.”
Photographer: Arthur Siegel
Date: May 1943
Location: Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland.

Straight Ladies Only

Straight Ladies Only

Straight Ladies Only

Changed: “White” to “Straight”

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Source Image For: Straight Ladies Only
FSA Photograph
Title: “A street scene near the bus station.”
Photographer: Jack Delano
Date: May 1940
Location: Durham, North Carolina.

Queer Water Fountain

Queer Water Fountain

Queer Water Fountain

Changed: “Colored” to “Queer”

Source Image For: Queer Water Fountain

Source Image For: Queer Water Fountain
FSA Photograph
Title: “A drinking fountain on the county courthouse lawn.”
Photographer: John Vachon
Date: April 1938.
Location: Halifax, North Carolina.

Queer Waiting Room Sign at Bus Station

Queer Waiting Room Sign At Bus Station

Queer Waiting Room Sign At Bus Station

Changed: “Colored” to “Queer”

Source Image For: Queer Waiting Room Sign At Bus Station

Source Image For: Queer Waiting Room Sign At Bus Station
FSA Photograph
Title: “At the bus station.”
Photographer: Jack Delano
Date: May 1940
Location: Durham, North Carolina.

Queer Waiting Room

Queer Waiting Room

Queer Waiting Room

Changed: “Colored” to “Queer”

Source Image For: Queer Waiting Room

Source Image For: Queer Waiting Room
FSA Photograph
Title: “A sign at the Greyhound bus station.”
Photographer: Esther Bubley
Date: September 1943
Location: Rome, Georgia.

Queer Dining In Rear

Queer Dining In Rear

Queer Dining In Rear

Changed: “Colored” to “Queer”

Source Image For: Queer Dining In Rear

Source Image For: Queer Dining In Rear
FSA Photograph
Title: “A rest stop for Greyhound bus passengers on the way from Louisville, Kentucky to Nashville, Tennessee, with separate accommodations for colored passengers.”
Photographer: Esther Bubley
Date: September 1943
Location: On the way from Louisville, Kentucky to Nashville, Tennessee.

Ouster of All Fags in California Near!

Ouster Of All Fags In California Near!

Ouster Of All Fags In California Near!

Changed: “Japs” to “Fags” Twice
Changed: “Java” to “Navy”

Source Image For: Ouster Of All Fags In California Near!

Source Image For: Ouster Of All Fags In California Near!
FSA Photograph
Title: Ouster Of All Japs
Photographer: Dorothea Lange
Date: 1942
Location: California, USA

Positively No Beer Sold To Lesbians Sign

Positively No Beer Sold To Lesbians Sign

Positively No Beer Sold To Lesbians Sign

Changed: “Indians” to “Lesbians”

Source Image For: Positively No Beer Sold To Lesbians Sign

Source Image For: Positively No Beer Sold To Lesbians Sign
FSA Photograph
Title: “Signs behind the bar.”
Photographer: Marion Post Wolcott
Date: August 1941
Location: Birney, Montana.

Positively No Beer Sold to Lesbians Bar

Positively No Beer Sold To Lesbians Bar

Positively No Beer Sold To Lesbians Bar

Changed: “Indians” to “Lesbians”

Source Image For: Positively No Beer Sold To Lesbians Bar

Source Image For: Positively No Beer Sold To Lesbians Bar
FSA Photograph
Title: “People who came to Saturday night dance around the bar.”
Photographer: Marion Post Wolcott
Date: August 1941
Location: Birney, Montana.