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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 - 6:06pm -

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 - 11:04am -

Dear John: 1942

Migrant Daughter: 1936
... Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. It's in the eyes ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/11/2017 - 4:26pm -

Migrant Daughter: 1936

A Tehama Home Companion: 1940
... Medium format safety negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. Cost I wonder how much this radio cost? It ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/22/2008 - 2:00pm -

A Tehama Home Companion: 1940

Life and Times: 1938
... newsstand." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Adventure Comics I see #32 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:20am -

Life and Times: 1938

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 - 2:04am -

Old Folks at Home: 1935

Best Friends: 1938
... Nebraska." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Dog Point Here in the quail ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:24am -

Best Friends: 1938

Under the El: 1940
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. The El What are the streets? Tables for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 10:51am -

Under the El: 1940

Cattleman's Bar: 1938
... South Omaha, Nebraska." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Cobbs Creek Click to ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:22am -

Cattleman's Bar: 1938

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 - 8:47am -

Elm Grove: 1936

Peoples Liquor: 1938
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. Dixie Dew $1.29 for Dixie Dew? Soft drink ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:25am -

Peoples Liquor: 1938

Track Star: 1938
... Nebraska." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. UPRR 2-8-2's numbers 1928 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:22am -

Track Star: 1938

Farm to Table: 1939
... 1939. Greeley, Colorado. "Mrs. Milton Robinson, wife of Farm Security Administration borrower, in the kitchen of her farm home." Medium ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/27/2017 - 10:44am -

Farm to Table: 1939

Interiors: 1941
... County, Georgia." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano, Farm Security Administration. View full size. Take a guess The three ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/13/2017 - 2:47pm -

Interiors: 1941

The Omaha Kid: 1938
... Nebraska." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Wondering. "Hey! Either of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:23am -

The Omaha Kid: 1938

Down and Out in Omaha: 1938
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. Immediacy There's something very real about ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:23am -

Down and Out in Omaha: 1938

Amity Hall: 1937
... and of a kind not found elsewhere." Photo by Edwin Locke, Farm Security Administration. View full size. Amity Hall Memories During ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/03/2017 - 1:15pm -

Amity Hall: 1937

The Summer of '41
... Michigan." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. I Hope The two young men ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/26/2011 - 8:41pm -

The Summer of '41

Omaha: 1938
... Omaha, Nebraska." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Lingering These men do look ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:23am -

Omaha: 1938

Nebraska Power: 1938
... Omaha." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. (The Gallery, Industry & ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:23am -

Nebraska Power: 1938

Following the Harvest: 1939
... February 1939. Brawley, Imperial County, California. "In Farm Security Administration migratory labor camp. Family of mother, father and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/18/2017 - 2:06pm -

Following the Harvest: 1939

Rooms for Rent: 1936
... California." 4x5 negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Nostalgia All was not ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/29/2017 - 6:55pm -

Rooms for Rent: 1936

We Can't Go Home Again: 1939
... February 1939. Brawley, Imperial County, California. "In Farm Security Administration migrant labor camp during pea harvest. Family from ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/18/2017 - 10:49am -

We Can't Go Home Again: 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 - 11:45am -

So Fresh: 1941

Migrant Father: 1939
... In mobile unit, FSA camp." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Corrective Thank you for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/18/2017 - 9:10am -

Migrant Father: 1939

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 - 07/24/2012 - 10:44pm -

Set a Spell: 1939

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 - 09/13/2011 - 10:40pm -

Farmville: 1938

Life Used to Be So Hard: 1939
... Yakima Valley, near Wapato. One tenant purchase program (Farm Security Administration) client, Jacob N. Schrock. This family with eight ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/11/2017 - 2:26pm -

Life Used to Be So Hard: 1939

Industrial Crossing: 1937
... Maryland." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size. A ration of Phillips Since ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/30/2017 - 6:49pm -

Industrial Crossing: 1937

Pepper Challenge: 1939
... peppers from garden. One of eight Schrock children, Farm Security Administration client family in tenant purchase program." Photo by ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/10/2017 - 7:37pm -

Pepper Challenge: 1939
 
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