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Cold Comfort: 1938
... Medium format nitrate negative by Jack Allison for the Farm Security Administration. Cold Comfort A pretty cool ice cream cart. But ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/18/2014 - 9:59am -

Cold Comfort: 1938

O Little Town: 1935
... 8x10 nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Sledding mecca I can see kids ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/03/2012 - 6:07pm -

O Little Town: 1935

Clark's Corner: 1937
... "Roadstand near Cocoa." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Cocoa Beach! Just wait ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/13/2014 - 7:47pm -

Clark's Corner: 1937

Bar Mizpah: 1937
... Minnesota." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Record breaker Mizpah had a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/15/2014 - 3:04pm -

Bar Mizpah: 1937

The Farmer's Daughter: 1938
... near Mechanicsburg, Ohio." Photo by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. A familiar look Reminds me ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/13/2014 - 11:09pm -

The Farmer's Daughter: 1938

Alley Dwelling: 1935
... documented by the Federal Government's various New Deal (Farm Security Administration, etc.) photographic efforts. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/02/2014 - 2:43pm -

Alley Dwelling: 1935

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

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

Drugstore Noir: 1940
... in Santa Fe, New Mexico." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Manhole cover I think the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/04/2014 - 8:09pm -

Drugstore Noir: 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 - 3:42pm -

Pittsburgh: 1940

War Chef: 1941
... View full size. Keeping up with Collier Farm Security Administration photographer (and visual anthropologist) John Collier ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/03/2012 - 9:42pm -

War Chef: 1941

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

OK Grocery: 1939
... Homestead, Florida." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. I grew up in Homestead ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/19/2013 - 4:29pm -

OK Grocery: 1939

Step 1: 1935
... permitted!) 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. They look bored This is ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/18/2011 - 3:42am -

Step 1: 1935

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 - 4:00pm -

A Tehama Home Companion: 1940

Modern Regent: 1936
... Jackson, Ohio." 35mm negative by Theodor Jung for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. No Smoking! ... please. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/17/2011 - 6:41pm -

Modern Regent: 1936

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

Cheers: 1937
... night in a saloon." Medium format negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size. White gas Kerosene lanterns ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 12:17am -

Cheers: 1937

Full Service: 1942
... in Southeast Washington." Photograph by Marjory Collins, Farm Security Administration. View full size. Her Car That young girl is ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/15/2013 - 2:26pm -

Full Service: 1942

Daytime on Elm Street: 1940
... 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Memories My dad grew up there and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/23/2011 - 11:40pm -

Daytime on Elm Street: 1940

Peas Train: 1942
... Our second look at the high schoolers recruited by the Farm Security Administration amid a wartime labor shortage to travel from Richwood, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/21/2013 - 2:18pm -

Peas Train: 1942

Marbles: 1940
... Iowa." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Looking Back Move this ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 6:00pm -

Marbles: 1940

No They're There: 1938
... at county fair, central Ohio." Photo by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Geez, thanks a lot, Shorpy. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/28/2013 - 12:35pm -

No They're There: 1938

Migrant Moppets: 1937
... on California highway." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. I wonder how these folks ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/26/2013 - 12:49pm -

Migrant Moppets: 1937

Negro Cabaret: 1941
... Boyd Atkins Band. Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Swept away Hey, we're ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/05/2012 - 9:07pm -

Negro Cabaret: 1941

Save Room for Dessert: 1942
Spring 1942. "Little girl on a farm in Maryland, learning to eat vitamins. 'Balanced meal' on the table of a Farm Security Administration client in Calvert County." Photo by John Collier for the Office ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/22/2013 - 3:16pm -

Save Room for Dessert: 1942

Beware of Cat: 1938
... only the one. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Looks like early morning ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/09/2013 - 3:36am -

Beware of Cat: 1938

Jackson County: 1936
... Today, a selection of images by the undeservedly obscure Farm Security Administration photographer Theodor Jung. April 1936. "Wife of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 2:11pm -

Jackson County: 1936
 
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