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Aunt Sally: 1939
... 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. I'm in awe I am just in awe of this woman! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/26/2008 - 8:14pm -

Aunt Sally: 1939

Rice Rocket: 1938
... View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. Tiger in his tank? So was there a purpose for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/03/2008 - 6:53pm -

Rice Rocket: 1938

An Old Southern Melody: 1941
... Medium format safety negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. Coffee County Concert Just a guess, but this ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/30/2008 - 1:49am -

An Old Southern Melody: 1941

Those Eyes, Those Lips: 1940
... Iowa." A tattered billboard shot by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. 35mm negative. View full size. Billboard A ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/29/2008 - 12:45pm -

Those Eyes, Those Lips: 1940

Payday Groceries: 1938
... 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. (Prints, M.P. Wolcott, On the Road, Rural America) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/11/2011 - 12:37pm -

Payday Groceries: 1938

Red Robin: 1941
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. The calm before the storm I wonder what they ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/08/2008 - 1:07pm -

Red Robin: 1941

Furnished Rooms: 1937
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. Suits & hats This is a slum and yet the men ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 3:41pm -

Furnished Rooms: 1937

Step Right Up: 1939
... size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. Traveling Carnival This is what carnies call a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 1:07pm -

Step Right Up: 1939

The Travelers: 1943
... beet harvesters brought north from Mexico by the Farm Security Administration during World War 2. View full size. OWI photo. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/12/2008 - 3:49am -

The Travelers: 1943

Roof Watchers: 1938
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. Library of Congress. Watching People No one on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/11/2011 - 12:46pm -

Roof Watchers: 1938

Será la Victoria: 1943
... Arkansas valley, Colorado, Nebraska and Minnesota by the Farm Security Administration to harvest sugar beets under contract with the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/11/2008 - 2:51am -

Será la Victoria: 1943

Stolen Harmony: 1935
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. (Prints, Ben Shahn, Kids, Movies, The Depression) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 12:54pm -

Stolen Harmony: 1935

Big Man in Bemidji: 1939
... View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration. Paul Bunyan here is a little history of this: ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/05/2009 - 4:33am -

Big Man in Bemidji: 1939

West Virginia: 1938
... full size. 35mm negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. (Prints, Kids, M.P. Wolcott, Rural America) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/27/2008 - 9:47am -

West Virginia: 1938

The Pause That Refreshes
... size. 35mm nitrate negative. Photograph by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration. I like this I like the expression and the light ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/05/2009 - 4:23am -

The Pause That Refreshes

His Brother's Trimmer: 1938
... Missouri." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Mo. Memories Shorpy once again ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/09/2008 - 2:48am -

His Brother's Trimmer: 1938

South Side Cartman: 1941
... Side of Chicago." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. (Prints, Chicago Photos, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 9:11pm -

South Side Cartman: 1941

Ricycle: 1938
... View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. No Matches Please! The rider would end up like ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/03/2008 - 3:02pm -

Ricycle: 1938

Four Kids on a Truck: 1942
January 1942. "Workers' children at Farm Security Administration labor camp in Robstown, Texas." Kodachrome by Arthur Rothstein. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/07/2011 - 6:22pm -

Four Kids on a Truck: 1942

Hammond Girl: 1935
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative. Photo by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration. This little girl's brow This little girl's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/10/2007 - 3:19am -

Hammond Girl: 1935

Rear Window: 1941
... format Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. Jack Delano's photo This is the most ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/12/2008 - 11:58pm -

Rear Window: 1941

House Call: 1939
October 1939. Farm Security Administration camp unit at Merrill, Oregon. The camp nurse introduces doctor ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/08/2007 - 6:35pm -

House Call: 1939

Small Town News: 1939
... size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. Does anyone know what a Uropractor does? The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/21/2007 - 8:00pm -

Small Town News: 1939

Doctor Davidge: 1935
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. When she got equal rights I've been sitting ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/21/2008 - 9:14pm -

Doctor Davidge: 1935

Weslaco: 1942
February 1942. Third-graders in the Farm Security Administration elementary school at Weslaco, Texas. View full size. Photo ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 12:26pm -

Weslaco: 1942

No Gambling Allowed: 1940
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. Trouble in River City Trouble, oh we got ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/02/2008 - 12:27pm -

No Gambling Allowed: 1940

Going Places: 1938
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. Public Weight Scales Those weight scales used ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/08/2008 - 8:10pm -

Going Places: 1938

The Wonder of It All: 1938
... Louisiana. 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Black and White This is the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/04/2008 - 5:14pm -

The Wonder of It All: 1938

OK City: 1939
... in Oklahoma City. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size. (Prints, Kids, Russell Lee) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 9:12pm -

OK City: 1939

Who You Lookin' At: 1940
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. (Prints, John Vachon, Kids, Rural America) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/29/2008 - 7:21pm -

Who You Lookin' At: 1940
 
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