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Subject Index: Classification Number Listing - .2 (Cities)


This subject index presents the categories assigned in the 1940s to make it possible to browse the FSA/OWI photographs by what they depict. The agency used a decimal number classification scheme.This section of the subject index presents the categories by their classification numbers. The classification numbers retrieve photos that are filed under the classification number in the FSA/OWI file of photographic prints. An alphabetical listing of the words associated with the classification numbers is also available.

  • The categories and the words used to describe them are products of their era and have not been altered for this presentation.
  • Not all numbers retrieve descriptions and images, either because the information has not yet been added to the description, or because the originating agency never applied the number to any photographs.
  • For more information, view the introduction to this list.

.2Cities
.208San Juan, Puerto Rico
.21Cities, Overall Views
.2106New York
.211Downtown Streets
.212Construction
.213Buildings
.2138Washington, D.C. Government Buildings
.215Stores
.216Traffic
.2164Parking
.2166 Highway Approaches to City
.218Main Streets in Small Cities
.2182Buildings
.2185Secondary Streets in Large Cities
.2187Miscellaneous Buildings
.2197Miscellaneous
.221Housing Projects
.222Workers' Houses
.223Slums
.2236Washington, D.C.
.224Industrial Sections
.227Waterfronts, Docks
.23Parks
.231Monuments
.2315Cemeteries
.233Suburbs
.2337Suburban Estates
.234Real Estate Developments
.236Food, Garden Plots
.25Towns
.251Overall Views
.2515Planned Towns
.2524Fishing Towns
.2527Mining Towns
.25273Consumers, Utah
.25278West Virginia
.2533Aliquippa, PA
.2535Mill Towns
.254Company Towns
.2544Boom Towns
.254698Restored Williamsburg, VA
.2547Signs and Historical Markers
.25475 Parks
.25477Monuments
.255Streets
.256Buildings
.2563Abandoned Buildings
.2566 Stores
.257Houses
.2576Real Estate Developments
.258Model Houses and Plans
.2583Housing Projects
.25865Walks, Underpasses
.25868 Greenbelt, MD
.2588Company and Plantation Housing
.259Slums
.25906Mexican Sections
.2594Waterfronts
.262Pueblos
.264Deserted Towns
.278Cemeteries

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