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Header cards for FSA/OWI classification number .576
Header cards for FSA/OWI classification number .576

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 Office of War Information used a decimal number classification scheme to organize the photos. This section of the list is arranged alphabetically by subject words taken from the heading cards in the FSA/OWI photographic print file, with a link that retrieves photos that are filed under the corresponding classification number. The categories and the words used to describe them are products of their era and have not been altered for this presentation.

  • The same classification number may appear multiple times under synonyms, variant words, or inverted headings; for example: .576 is listed under both "Oil Wells" and "Petroleum."
  • 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.
Abandoned Buildings .2563
Abandoned Farms .1675
Abandoned Gold Mines .57339
Abandoned Houses .4178
Abandoned Mines .1444
Accessories, Clothes (Men) .3296
Accessories, Clothes (Women) .3396
Accommodations, Travelers' Hotels .527
Accommodations, Railroad, YMCA .52187
Accounting and Farm Planning .5486
Activities of Children .37
Administration, Meetings .6834
Adobe Houses .59627
Adobes .417
Adult Education .868
Adult Training Projects, Special .8683
Advertising, Stores .631
Advertising, War in, Comics, Etc. .7661
Aerial Views .59502
Agricultural Machinery .5484
Agricultural Migratory Workers .355
Agricultural Training .5487
Agriculture .53
Aid to the Blind .68486
Aid to the Poor .68478
Aid, in Disaster Emergency .686
Air Force, Aircraft Training .737
Air Raid Drill .761
Air Raid Wardens .7611
Air Transportation .524
Air, Civil Patrol .7603
Aircraft Engines .6275
Aircraft Industry .627
Aircraft, Air Force .737
Aircraft Assembling .6273
Aircraft, Testing and Checking .62745
Airfield Activities .76032
Airfields .7375
Airplane Spotting .7604
Airport Control, Communicating .5262
Airport, Buildings .5261
Airport, Ground Crews .5263
Airport, Tickets, Baggage, Etc. .52615
Airport, Training Maintenance and Ground Crews .52633
Airports .52633
Alarms, Fires .6563
Alaska, Aleutian Islands Alcan Highway .5922
Alcoholic Beverages, Wine .6083
Aliquippa, Pa (Industrial town) .25331
Aluminum .6211
America, Exhibit Image of .964273
American Legion .67921
Ampoule Preparations .616882
Amusement Park, Carnival, Midway .9086
Amusement Enterprises, Minor .90854
Animal-Drawn Vehicles .505
Animals .961
Animals, With Children .368
Antiques, Curios .6427
Apartment Houses .4145
Apples .534
Archeology, Caves, Ruins .1486
Architectural Details .419
Architecture .594
Architecture, Landscape .5984
Archives and Museums [includes Libraries] .87
Armed Forces .72
Armed Services .845
Armored Forces, Tanks .7352
Army, Salvation .8507
Art, Science, Education, Records, Press [General category] .86
Art, Folk Art .884
Artillery .734
Arts (Decorative), Arts and Crafts .886
Arts and Crafts, Decorative Art .886
Artwork by Children .3814
Arvin, California .68332
Assemblies, Schools .3762
Assembling Aircraft .6273
Assembly, Youth .9655
Assistance, Private and Government .68
Athena, Oregon .683322
Athletic Sports .3872
Auction, Fur .55875
Auctioning, Tobacco .537514
Auctions .644
Auto Industry .6254
Automobile Salesrooms [and storage] .64
Automobile, Accidents, Wrecks .5117
Automobile, Repairs on the Road .5116
Automobiles .51
Aviation Mechanics .685226
Axles and Wheels .62076

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