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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

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

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

Fiesta Selfies: 1940
... at Taos, New Mexico." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. (Prints, Russell Lee) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/27/2014 - 3:10pm -

Fiesta Selfies: 1940

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 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

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

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

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

Pies in Repose: 1940
... in Ledyard, Connecticut." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Origin We finally see where ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/25/2010 - 9:23pm -

Pies in Repose: 1940

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

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

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

Farm Depot: 1936
... store." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Lawnmowers I recognize the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/15/2012 - 12:34pm -

Farm Depot: 1936

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

Hill House: 1936
... size. 4x5 nitrate negative by by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. Candy box? Look at the "Oh Henry" box being ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/13/2008 - 3:27am -

Hill House: 1936

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

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

Farm Boy: 1940
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. Who are you? (Prints, Agriculture, John Vachon, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 6:53am -

Farm Boy: 1940

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

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

Farm Shed (Colorized): 1936
Colorized from Shorpy's files. April 1936. "Farm boys. Jackson County, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung for the Farm Security Administration. (Colorized Photos) ... 
 
Posted by Kenny - 12/19/2011 - 11:36am -

Farm Shed (Colorized): 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 - 4:00pm -

A Tehama Home Companion: 1940

State-of-the-Art Facilities: 1941
... size. Medium format safety negative by Shipman for the Farm Security Administration. "Stinkies" Funny how nothing has ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/06/2008 - 5:32pm -

State-of-the-Art Facilities: 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

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

Barbeque Gas Beer: 1940
... 35mm color transparency by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Squeak-Slam I can still ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/14/2010 - 4:58pm -

Barbeque Gas Beer: 1940

Papered Over: 1937
... Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Gee's Bend Quilts Here ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 2:41pm -

Papered Over: 1937

Sun Coffee Shop: 1935
... Front at Canal. Nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Untrustworthy Laundry ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2012 - 6:35pm -

Sun Coffee Shop: 1935
 
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