Texas Dust storm, 1939 Lee family photo
Photo provided courtesy of the United States Library of Congress.

Texas Dust storm, 1939

A dust storm in Lubbock Texas during the era of the Dust Bowl - May of 1939. This photo was taken by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration, which paid many photographers to document this era and its effects.

1 negative : safety ; 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches or smaller.
  • Title and other information from caption card.
  • Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
  • More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at
  • Film copy on SIS roll 23, frame 182.
  • Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
  • United States--Texas--Lubbock County--Lubbock.
  • Small towns--Texas
  • Safety film negatives.
Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
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Texas Dust storm, 1939

Russell Lee

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Russell Lee