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Hard Times: 1935
... is the application and condition of the wallpaper. Farm Security Administration This picture is on the FSA website. Many other ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/05/2012 - 8:06pm -

Hard Times: 1935

Dear John: 1942
... Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Siegel for the Farm Security Administration. The words Say, can we please see the card and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 1:04pm -

Dear John: 1942

Elm Grove: 1936
... Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. The girl can also be seen here ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/15/2014 - 10:47am -

Elm Grove: 1936

Bathgate Avenue: 1936
... Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. Nothing really changes Funny, I've seen scenes ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 12:50pm -

Bathgate Avenue: 1936

Set a Spell: 1939
... doorway." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Country Store Look how the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/25/2012 - 12:44am -

Set a Spell: 1939

Kiewel Beer: 1940
... Dakota." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. A different use for grain ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/16/2011 - 1:45pm -

Kiewel Beer: 1940

Old Folks at Home: 1935
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung for the Farm Security Administration. Resettlement? Can someone decode what the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/05/2009 - 4:04am -

Old Folks at Home: 1935

Desert Guns: 1937
... and The Singing Vagabond . Photo by Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration. View full size. Decisions, decisions Shall ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/28/2015 - 10:19am -

Desert Guns: 1937

Tulare: 1940
... California. Band playing a Saturday night dance at the Farm Security Administration's Tulare migrant camp. View full size. Medium ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/06/2008 - 5:53am -

Tulare: 1940

Sharecropper Boy: 1937
... Carolina." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. I wonder what he found This ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/25/2015 - 8:11am -

Sharecropper Boy: 1937

Branding: 1939
... Dumas, Texas." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Swastika Brand I'll bet ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/16/2008 - 12:18am -

Branding: 1939

So Fresh: 1941
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. I wonder what she was thinking This woman seems ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 1:45pm -

So Fresh: 1941

Farmville: 1938
May 1938. "Farm family, Scioto Farms, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. UPDATE: This is Earl Armentrout and his ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 12:40am -

Farmville: 1938

Sawdust Memories: 1939
... loan. Gem County, Idaho." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Minutia This site never ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/08/2015 - 8:27am -

Sawdust Memories: 1939

Fix-a-Flat: 1937
... highway U.S. 99." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Chevy? 1928-ish Chevrolet? ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/27/2015 - 10:49pm -

Fix-a-Flat: 1937

Streets of Baltimore: 1940
... Medium format safety negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. For the love of old cars. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2012 - 8:45pm -

Streets of Baltimore: 1940

Jolly Rancher: 1941
... of the cooperative association on Scottsbluff Farmsteads, Farm Security Administration project. He has been here since 1937. He came from ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/19/2015 - 12:35pm -

Jolly Rancher: 1941

Rural Mother: 1936
... River." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Sons Rose, And notice ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 07/05/2009 - 4:29am -

Rural Mother: 1936

Shady Rest: 1940
... explain the skirt-brella. Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Wicked Tee When did screen ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/20/2014 - 10:48am -

Shady Rest: 1940

New Math: 1942
February 1942. "Third grade classroom, Farm Security Administration camp at Weslaco, Texas." 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/02/2010 - 2:39am -

New Math: 1942

Field Trip: 1942
...   Two of some 300 West Virginians recruited by the Farm Security Administration to travel to Upstate New York for the fall harvest of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/17/2013 - 12:27pm -

Field Trip: 1942

A Place for Everything: 1939
February 1939. Hidalgo County, Texas. "Kitchen of Farm Security Administration tenant purchase client." View full size. Medium ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/25/2012 - 1:37am -

A Place for Everything: 1939

Siler City: 1939
... Resting place of Aunt Bee. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Then and Now Love the Then ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2014 - 5:36pm -

Siler City: 1939

Drink Dr. Pepper: 1939
... Double Cola. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Hey, there's Shinola! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/18/2014 - 1:47am -

Drink Dr. Pepper: 1939

Nehi Guy: 1938
... of general store." 35mm negative by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size. Business is slow today ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/02/2010 - 3:47pm -

Nehi Guy: 1938

Pass the Pepper: 1940
May 1940. "Mrs. Marinus W. Hansen, wife of Farm Security Administration rehabilitation farmer in Box Elder County, Utah, has ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/27/2012 - 4:42pm -

Pass the Pepper: 1940

Pop Kola: 1939
... years ago. 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Dental Snuff That sign is ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/18/2012 - 12:32am -

Pop Kola: 1939

Pie Town Homesteaders: 1940
... not have much equipment; consequently he and his family farm the slow, hard way, by hand. Main window of their dugout was made from the ... Texas. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size. More on Pie Town From ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/30/2012 - 2:02pm -

Pie Town Homesteaders: 1940

Ford Fox: 1940
... to automobile." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. He'll need that coat soon ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/07/2014 - 3:25pm -

Ford Fox: 1940

Truck Farm: 1938
November 1938. "Farm woman beside her barn door. Tulare County, California. No more ... nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Gold-plated That barn door would ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/21/2009 - 4:47am -

Truck Farm: 1938
 
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