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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Agriculture

Dream Catcher: 1938

Dream Catcher: 1938

June 1938. "This farm was abandoned in 1937. Near Dalhart, Texas, Coldwater District." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Admin. View full size.

 

The Guitar Lesson: 1940

The Guitar Lesson: 1940

August 1940. "Farmer playing guitar on the porch in the evening. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Muck Rockers: 1939

Muck Rockers: 1939

February 1939. "Migrant laborers' camp near Canal Point, Florida. In foreground is a bean hamper which they use to sit on and they call a 'muck rocker.' Some of them are from Missouri and Arkansas." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Open Range: 1939

Open Range: 1939

January 1939. "Typical Florida country near Moore Haven." Or should that be Moo Haven? Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Chestnut Farms: 1925

Chestnut Farms: 1925

Circa 1925. "Chestnut Farms Sanitary Dairy." The cows were pastured somewhere near Philadelphia, their milk processed at George Oyster's dairy plant on Connecticut Avenue in Washington. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Citrus Center: 1937

Citrus Center: 1937

January 1937. "Highway marker in Polk County, Florida." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sharecropper Shack: 1936

Sharecropper Shack: 1936

May 1936. "Sharecropper's family in Mississippi County, Missouri. Typical sharecropper shack with crop entirely surrounding house." Medium format nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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