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Caffeine Warehouse: 1935

Caffeine Warehouse: 1935

December 1935. "Coffee house in Selma, Alabama." The Sadler Grocery Store, purveyor of Kon-Koffee-Kompany's Table Talk and Selma Pride ("Roasted Last Night") as well as Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper. Nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Resettlement Admin. View full size.

 

Ensley Furnace: 1936

Ensley Furnace: 1936

March 1936. "Steel mill and company houses -- Birmingham, Alabama." The Ensley works of the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company, along with the skeleton of a snagged kite. 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Red Injun: 1936

Red Injun: 1936

December 1936. "Main street [Broad Street] of Selma, Alabama." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Furnished Rooms: 1936

Furnished Rooms: 1936

March 1936. "Detail of boardinghouse. Birmingham, Alabama." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Richwood Depot: 1942

Richwood Depot: 1942

September 1942. Richwood, West Virginia. "Baltimore & Ohio train will take 300 men and women recruited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in day coaches to harvest crops in New York State." Photo by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Night Riders: 1942

Night Riders: 1942

September 1942. "Boys sleeping as best they can on special train from Richwood, West Virginia, to upper New York state to work in the harvest." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tomato Express: 1942

Tomato Express: 1942

September 1942. Richwood, West Virginia. "Trainload of migratory workers (mostly high school students, many accompanied by family members) in day coach bound for the harvest fields in New York state." Photo by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Small-Town Newsman: 1942

Small-Town Newsman: 1942

Sept. 1942. Richwood, West Virginia. "B.E. Thompson, editor of the Nicholas Republican, let his own son go to New York state to work in the harvest but feels the recruiting has interfered too much with schooling, and that the break in education for many of the boys and girls will be permanent." Photo by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Food Group: 1942

Food Group: 1942

September 1942. Batavia, New York. "Elba farm labor camp. Red Cross workers who fed the migrants on their first day in camp." Acetate negative by John Collier for the FSA. View full size.

 

Your Move: 1942

Your Move: 1942

September 1942. Batavia, New York. "Elba FSA farm labor camp. Recreational director watching boys play checkers in recreation tent. They are among voluntary migrant labor from West Virginia and New York City relief rolls arriving in upstate New York to harvest crops." Acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

B&O: 1942

B&O: 1942

September 1942. "Richwood, West Virginia. An engineer on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Let Me Compose Myself: 1942

Let Me Compose Myself: 1942

September 1942. Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia. "Lois Thompson, printer's devil on the Nicholas Republican newspaper, operating Linotype machine." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Printer's Devil: 1942

Printer's Devil: 1942

September 1942. Richwood, West Virginia. "Lois Thompson, printer's devil on the Nicholas Republican newspaper." Photo by John Collier, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Richwood Irregulars: 1942

Richwood Irregulars: 1942

September 1942. "Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia. Saturday afternoon." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Dancing Queen: 1942

Dancing Queen: 1942

September 1942. "Local dance hall in Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia. Photos document U.S. Department of Agriculture efforts to recruit adolescents and adults as farm labor to relieve manpower shortage for harvesting New York State crops." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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