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Ben Shahn

Baldauf & Schlientz: 1938

Baldauf & Schlientz: 1938

Summer 1938. "Thermometer sign. Marion, Ohio." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

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.

 
 
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