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Postmaster of Pie Town by Russell Lee, 1940

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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


The colorized production was a much more time-consuming photograph to finish, but I’m glad I did because there’s a tonne of great details to take in: the 1937 Plymouth P4 Sedan in the Santa Fe Trailways livery, Barnsdall Motor Fuel in the gas pumps (a G&B 176 and Wayne 615 pump respectively) and of course, the garish tobacco advertising from Camel, Prince Albert, George Washington and Granger, the last of which I managed to find from a genuine colour photograph from the same series by Russell Lee. The Coca-Cola sign to the right of the postmaster is actually a thermometer. – Jordan J. Lloyd

Taken: June, 1940
Pie Town, New Mexico, United States
Russell Lee
Jordan J. Lloyd  
Original Format: 
Safety negative
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Postmaster of Pie Town by Jordan J. Lloyd, 1940

This photograph is also available as a ⇲ restored & remastered colorized original print from our ⇲ ColorGraph Co. imprint.


Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts.


"The stage which daily brings in mail, freight, express and passengers to Pie Town, New Mexico."

Postmaster of Pie Town by Russell Lee, 1940
Postmaster of Pie Town by Russell Lee, 1940
Postmaster of Pie Town by Russell Lee, 1940
Postmaster of Pie Town by Russell Lee, 1940

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