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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 - 05/17/2014 - 11:08pm -

Migrant Madonna: 1939

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 - 5:00am -

Little Squirt: 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 - 12:40am -

Iron Man: 1941

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

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 - 1:41pm -

Papered Over: 1937

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 - 12:37am -

A Place for Everything: 1939

Wheat Toast: 1941
... Farmers drinking beer." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Lubricated No way to top ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/14/2014 - 7:23pm -

Wheat Toast: 1941

Chew on This: 1938
... cooperative, Indiana." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Bessie... Even the cows ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/11/2014 - 11:23pm -

Chew on This: 1938

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 - 07/17/2012 - 11:32pm -

Pop Kola: 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 - 3:42pm -

Pass the Pepper: 1940

The Merry Fiddler: 1937
... Alabama." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Your basic violin No chin ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/07/2014 - 2:20pm -

The Merry Fiddler: 1937

Ten Families: 1938
... (vicinity), Tulare County, California. Miners' cooperative farm. Ten families have been established on the old ranch of 500 acres, which ... for cash crops." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Dead Ringer In the front ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/12/2014 - 11:22am -

Ten Families: 1938

Washed Up: 1939
... for dinner." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. The Menu If they were lucky ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/17/2014 - 11:14pm -

Washed Up: 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 - 1:02pm -

Pie Town Homesteaders: 1940

Anticipation: 1940
... for Thanksgiving dinner." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Ledyard I have a cousin who ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 12:38am -

Anticipation: 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

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

Agfa Supreme: 1941
... of Denver, Colorado." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Buffalo Peaks The rounded ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/13/2014 - 1:45pm -

Agfa Supreme: 1941

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 - 3:47am -

Truck Farm: 1938

Selma, Alabama: 1935
... 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. silas green i got curious ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/02/2014 - 5:32pm -

Selma, Alabama: 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

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 - 8:59am -

Cold Comfort: 1938

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 - 11:50am -

Bathgate Avenue: 1936

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 - 2:04pm -

Bar Mizpah: 1937

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 - 5:07pm -

O Little Town: 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 - 3:00pm -

A Tehama Home Companion: 1940

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

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

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 - 6:47pm -

Clark's Corner: 1937

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
 
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