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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BUENOS AIRES, c. 1950

Ben Shahn

Benched: 1935

Benched: 1935

October 1935. Passing the time in Scotts Run, West Virginia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

American Gothic: 1935

American Gothic: 1935

October 1935. "Rural rehabilitation clients. Boone County, Arkansas." 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Holdouts: 1935

Holdouts: 1935

October 1935. "One of the few remaining inhabitants of Zinc, Arkansas, deserted mining town." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn.

 

Boone County: 1935

Boone County: 1935

October 1935. "Boone County, Arkansas. The family of a Resettlement Administration client in the doorway of their home." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration.

 

8205: 1938

8205: 1938

Summer 1938. "On Route 40 in central Ohio, moving combine and tractor." 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hard Times: 1935

Hard Times: 1935

October 1935. "Destitute Ozark resident, Arkansas." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration.

 

Zinc, Ark.: 1935

Zinc, Ark.: 1935

October 1935. "Among the few remaining inhabitants of Zinc, Arkansas, deserted mining town." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn.

 

Ole Misses: 1935

Ole Misses: 1935

October 1935. Natchez, Mississippi. "Two women walking along the street." 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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