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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 - 11:40pm -

Daytime on Elm Street: 1940

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

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

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 - 6:00pm -

Marbles: 1940

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 - 2:18pm -

Peas Train: 1942

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 - 12:35pm -

No They're There: 1938

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 - 2:26pm -

Full Service: 1942

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 - 3:36am -

Beware of Cat: 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 - 3:27am -

Hill House: 1936

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 - 5:35pm -

Iowa City in the Snow: 1940

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 - 5:35pm -

The End of the Innocence: 1941

Save Room for Dessert: 1942
Spring 1942. "Little girl on a farm in Maryland, learning to eat vitamins. 'Balanced meal' on the table of a Farm Security Administration client in Calvert County." Photo by John Collier for the Office ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/22/2013 - 3:16pm -

Save Room for Dessert: 1942

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 - 11:09pm -

Trailer Queen: 1941

Migrant Moppets: 1937
... on California highway." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. I wonder how these folks ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/26/2013 - 12:49pm -

Migrant Moppets: 1937

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

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

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

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

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 - 5:58pm -

My Home Town: 1957

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 - 6:24pm -

Le Jeune: 1938

Let's Eat: 1943
August 1943. "Middle River, Maryland. A Farm Security Administration housing project for Glenn L. Martin aircraft workers. A worker's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/06/2013 - 2:18pm -

Let's Eat: 1943

Desert Guns: 1937
... Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Decisions, decisions Shall ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 5:33pm -

Desert Guns: 1937

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 - 9:14pm -

The Happy Camper: 1938

The Friendly Store: 1939
... in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma." 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size. Memories of the sounds I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/15/2012 - 10:21pm -

The Friendly Store: 1939

Seedsto Day: 1939
... gin shed. Mound Bayou, Mississippi." Photo by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size. The Presleys of Mississippi ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/22/2013 - 2:42pm -

Seedsto Day: 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 - 4:21am -

Sins of Passion: 1937

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 - 8:38am -

Michigan Avenue: 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 - 9:24am -

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 - 8:13pm -

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939

I Am the Egg Girl: 1940
August 1940. Little girl at the Reitz farm near Falls Creek, Pennsylvania, washing eggs to be sold at Tri-County ... full size. 3¼ inch safety negative by Jack Delano, Farm Security Administration. Watch? Another great Delano image -- his photos ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/16/2012 - 10:00pm -

I Am the Egg Girl: 1940
 
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