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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 - 7:14pm -

The Happy Camper: 1938

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 - 1:25pm -

Ford Fox: 1940

Family Trip: 1939
... Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. Can we assume... the young child on the right ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/02/2012 - 10:41pm -

Family Trip: 1939

Trailer Talk: 1943
... a small crossroads in the vicinity of Baltimore, Maryland. Farm Security Administration housing project for Martin aircraft workers. Mrs. Helen ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/09/2015 - 12:00pm -

Trailer Talk: 1943

Street Life: 1938
... "Street scene." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Everyone celebrate! It's a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 6:58pm -

Street Life: 1938

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 - 7:24am -

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 - 6:13pm -

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939

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 - 8:49pm -

Fix-a-Flat: 1937

The Big Easy: 1935
... New Orleans." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Lean Times Sort of a Jack ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 4:40pm -

The Big Easy: 1935

Pittsburgh: 1941
... Medium format safety negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. I love the rain... This photo immediately ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/24/2011 - 10:32pm -

Pittsburgh: 1941

Family Guy: 1936
... he is most anxious to get steady work or to operate a farm." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. From need to greed There is dignity and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 2:28pm -

Family Guy: 1936

Family Portrait: 1936
... Hale County, Alabama. Photograph by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Lewis Hine What a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 8:52pm -

Family Portrait: 1936

Slum Kids: 1940
... the slums." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Dumbstruck I made the dumb ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/01/2010 - 3:04am -

Slum Kids: 1940

Try the Train: 1937
... Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. Magnificent Now THAT is a photograph. Such ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 10:12pm -

Try the Train: 1937

Ghost Child: 1936
... Oklahoma City shacktown. August 1936. View full size. Farm Security Administration photograph by Dorothea Lange. children solten laugh ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/08/2007 - 4:27pm -

Ghost Child: 1936

American Beauty: 1940
... Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Coals to Newcastle... ... ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/03/2012 - 5:27pm -

American Beauty: 1940

Record Time: 1940
May 1940. Crawford County, Illinois. "Daughter of Farm Security Administration rehabilitation borrower listening to phonograph." ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/28/2008 - 9:29pm -

Record Time: 1940

Cherokee Parts: 1936
... Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Modern Day Wheel The wheel ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/22/2012 - 2:43pm -

Cherokee Parts: 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 - 4:41pm -

Modern Regent: 1936

Bethlehem: 1935
... Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Washday Grays It must be ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/10/2009 - 12:39pm -

Bethlehem: 1935

Saturday in Florence: 1942
... size. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. This pic is great! I love all the detail. It ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 9:44pm -

Saturday in Florence: 1942

Dakota: 1940
... County." Medium-format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Vast, lonely, beautiful. No ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 4:59am -

Dakota: 1940

Personality Fat Girl: 1938
... central Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Jazzy Brolly I really like ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/19/2009 - 2:56am -

Personality Fat Girl: 1938

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 - 8:48am -

Shady Rest: 1940

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 - 10:35am -

Jolly Rancher: 1941

Texas Tomatoes: 1939
... market." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Sharp outfits These two ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/14/2010 - 4:44pm -

Texas Tomatoes: 1939

Under the El: 1940
... full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. The El What are the streets? Tables for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 10:51am -

Under the El: 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 - 3:58pm -

My Home Town: 1957

Catfish Mover Watermelon: 1936
... size. Medium-format negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. Phone Numbers My family in central Nebraska ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 12:31pm -

Catfish Mover Watermelon: 1936

Dilapidated: 1936
... Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Jeeter Lester This gentleman reminds ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/05/2009 - 2:00am -

Dilapidated: 1936
 
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