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Tulare: 1940
... California. Band playing a Saturday night dance at the Farm Security Administration's Tulare migrant camp. View full size. Medium ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/06/2008 - 4:53am -

Tulare: 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 - 2:42am -

Step 1: 1935

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 - 07/19/2012 - 11:17pm -

Cheers: 1937

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 - 1:39am -

New Math: 1942

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 - 2:27am -

Hill House: 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 - 11:34am -

Farm Depot: 1936

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 - 2:42pm -

Pittsburgh: 1940

Farm Boy: 1940
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. Who are you? (The Gallery, Agriculture, John ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 5:53am -

Farm Boy: 1940

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 - 1:11pm -

Jackson County: 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 - 10:36am -

Farm Shed (Colorized): 1936

Jolly Rancher: 1941
... of the cooperative association on Scottsbluff Farmsteads, Farm Security Administration project. He has been here since 1937. He came from ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/19/2015 - 11:35am -

Jolly Rancher: 1941

Fix-a-Flat: 1937
... highway U.S. 99." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Chevy? 1928-ish Chevrolet? ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/27/2015 - 9:49pm -

Fix-a-Flat: 1937

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 - 4:32pm -

State-of-the-Art Facilities: 1941

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 - 8:07pm -

Negro Cabaret: 1941

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 - 12:47am -

Drink Dr. Pepper: 1939

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 - 3:58pm -

Barbeque Gas Beer: 1940

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 - 10:43pm -

A Poor Diet: 1936

Sharecropper Boy: 1937
... Carolina." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. I wonder what he found This ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/25/2015 - 7:11am -

Sharecropper Boy: 1937

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 - 2:25pm -

Ford Fox: 1940

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 - 3:00pm -

A Tehama Home Companion: 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 - 8:23pm -

Pies in Repose: 1940

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 - 5:35pm -

Sun Coffee Shop: 1935

Sawdust Memories: 1939
... loan. Gem County, Idaho." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Minutia This site never ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/08/2015 - 7:27am -

Sawdust Memories: 1939

Sins of Passion: 1937
... Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. I want that Phillip Morris ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/01/2010 - 3:21am -

Sins of Passion: 1937

Junkscape: 1935
... Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Uncle Mortie's Old Line ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/13/2009 - 12:29pm -

Junkscape: 1935

Oxydol: 1942
... FSA Camelback Farms." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Soapstone Washtub When I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/11/2009 - 8:24am -

Oxydol: 1942

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 - 9:48am -

Shady Rest: 1940

The Happy Camper: 1938
... would do this was essential to the thinking behind the Farm Security Administration project that these photos come from. On the other hand, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 8:14pm -

The Happy Camper: 1938

Michigan Avenue: 1941
... Avenue." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. N. Michigan This looks like ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/15/2011 - 7:38am -

Michigan Avenue: 1941

Rainbo Is Good Bread: 1942
... clues. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. UPDATE: A couple of astute ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/26/2009 - 5:56pm -

Rainbo Is Good Bread: 1942
 
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