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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

H.V. Bretney: 1938
... Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Fresh Air Have you ever ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/26/2014 - 5:08pm -

H.V. Bretney: 1938

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

Mom-and-Pop: 1939
... in their off times." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Name Your Poison Sugar? ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/21/2014 - 10:42am -

Mom-and-Pop: 1939

Sun Belt: 1937
... worker from Oklahoma." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Flashback Many times Shorpy ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/15/2014 - 5:21pm -

Sun Belt: 1937

Five & Dime: 1939
... Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Car ID Chevrolet coupe with ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/22/2014 - 12:00pm -

Five & Dime: 1939

Springfield Tanners: 1938
... Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. (Prints, Ben Shahn) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/26/2014 - 5:11pm -

Springfield Tanners: 1938

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

Winter Quarters: 1864
... from 1935 to 1945 created by the United State’s Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI). ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/02/2014 - 6:30am -

Winter Quarters: 1864

Bee Movie: 1939
... City, North Carolina." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Domes v flats There are ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/23/2014 - 12:36am -

Bee Movie: 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

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

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

Southern Style: 1940
... is wearing her best clothes." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Charming young woman She ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/03/2014 - 2:21pm -

Southern Style: 1940

Bare Beach: 1939
... cabbages in truck to go to market, from small truck farm of man from North Carolina. Near Belle Glade, Florida." Bare Beach was an ... Lake Okeechobee. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Watermarked Love the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/18/2014 - 4:44pm -

Bare Beach: 1939

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

Fine Liquors: 1941
... Leadville, Colorado." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Carlton Tunnel / Colorado 104 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/01/2014 - 12:28pm -

Fine Liquors: 1941

Leadville Castle: 1941
... Leadville, Colorado." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Interior views ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/02/2014 - 7:20pm -

Leadville Castle: 1941

Little Squirt: 1941
... July picnic in Vale, Oregon." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Possible Current View No ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/07/2014 - 6:00am -

Little Squirt: 1941

Migrant Madonna: 1939
... Oklahoma." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Such a beautiful picture! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/18/2014 - 12:08am -

Migrant Madonna: 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 - 4:29am -

Rural Mother: 1936

Iron Man: 1941
... Medium format safety negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Grand Canyon of the North ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/18/2014 - 1:40am -

Iron Man: 1941

A Poor Diet: 1936
... View full size. Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. Christmas Dinner Makes me want to cry. - ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/07/2011 - 11:43pm -

A Poor Diet: 1936
 
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