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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 - 5:53am -

Farm Boy: 1940

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 - 10:09pm -

The Farmer's Daughter: 1938

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

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 - 5:41pm -

Modern Regent: 1936

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 - 1:43pm -

Alley Dwelling: 1935

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 - 10:40pm -

Daytime on Elm Street: 1940

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

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 - 7:09pm -

Drugstore Noir: 1940

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

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

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

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 - 5:00pm -

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 - 11:35am -

No They're There: 1938

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 - 2:36am -

Beware of Cat: 1938

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 - 1:18pm -

Peas Train: 1942

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 - 8:42pm -

War Chef: 1941

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

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 - 3:29pm -

OK Grocery: 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

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 - 1:26pm -

Full Service: 1942

Iowa City in the Snow: 1940
... No. 2. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. Coolness I love the "Air Conditioned" sign on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 4:35pm -

Iowa City in the Snow: 1940

My Home Town: 1957
... many great photos like pictures from the Roaring 20s, the Farm Security Administration photos from the 1930s, the OWI pictures from World War ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 09/16/2012 - 4:58pm -

My Home Town: 1957

The End of the Innocence: 1941
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. Slurp. Public Fountains That fountain is ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 4:35pm -

The End of the Innocence: 1941

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

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

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

Trailer Queen: 1941
... were the tomatoes. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. She spells with sea shells ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/16/2013 - 10:09pm -

Trailer Queen: 1941

Guitar Four Hands: 1942
... "musical Drake family," performing at a barn dance in the Farm Security Administration's Mercer G. Evans camp, February 1942. Medium-format ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 8:24am -

Guitar Four Hands: 1942

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939
... Minneapolis." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Motorola The antenna: ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 7:13pm -

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939

Le Jeune: 1938
... carrying." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Lead Didn't know in those ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/14/2011 - 5:24pm -

Le Jeune: 1938
 
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