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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 07/24/2017 - 11:18am -

Track Star: 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

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

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

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

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 - 2:29am -

Rural Mother: 1936

Jumbo Cola: 1938
... Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Centrist parking has given ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/18/2016 - 4:49pm -

Jumbo Cola: 1938

Allen-Bradley: 1940
... traffic signal in San Diego." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. The traffic light ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/16/2017 - 1:47pm -

Allen-Bradley: 1940

Pittsburgh: 1940
... scenes of ordinary people at a picnic, in a parlor, on a farm and in a schoolroom. Completed in 1951, the painting was unveiled that ... much of Ms. Sharrer’s source material, including Farm Security Administration photographs from the late 1930s. Hats off to ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/03/2012 - 1:42pm -

Pittsburgh: 1940

Weed Hardware: 1938
... Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Main Street Vincennes ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/17/2016 - 5:23pm -

Weed Hardware: 1938

Pointed Posts: 1940
... Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Simply Amazing that ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/18/2017 - 10:13am -

Pointed Posts: 1940

Pit Crew: 1940
... nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Ms. Maybelline Just finished reading ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/05/2012 - 7:09pm -

Pit Crew: 1940

Little House: 1938
... saved out of relief budget (August 1936). They received a Farm Security Administration loan of $700 for stock and equipment. Now they have a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2016 - 12:25pm -

Little House: 1938

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 - 2:47am -

Truck Farm: 1938
 
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