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Green Acres: 1937

July 1937. "White sharecropper family, formerly workers in the Gastonia textile mills. When the mills closed down seven years ago, they came to this farm near Hartwell, Georgia." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange. View full s...

Farm-Raised: 1937

July 1937. "Landless sharecropper families. Sharecropper near Hartwell, Georgia." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Beer Boulevard: 1938

July 1938. "Main street (Franklin Avenue) in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania." Which you don't even have to cross if you're in the mood for a Duquesne. If you're an Iron City or Union Beer partisan, you might have to dodge some traffic. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

The Village Smithy: 1937

August 1937. "Blacksmith's shop turned into a garage. Cambridge, Vermont." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

On Second Thought: 1939

September 1939. "Sign along the road near Capulin, New Mexico." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Eighteen: 1936

February 1936. "Mission District. San Francisco, California." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

Lucky Street: 1936

February 1936. "Mission District, San Francisco. Rent twenty to twenty-two dollars a month for three or four rooms." Medium format acetate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

A Bumper Crop: 1938

April 1938. "North Carolina farmer and family. Guilford County." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

The Trees' Knees: 1897

"A cypress swamp," somewhere in Mississippi circa 1897. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

Stuck in the Kitchen: 1937

September 1937. "Hired girl washing dishes on the McNally farm. Kirby, Vermont." The kitchen last seen here. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

A Bird in the Pan: 1943

January 1943. "Chicago, Illinois. In the kitchen of one of the Fred Harvey restaurants at Union Station." A tray of turkeys, a hill of beans, and thou. Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Tween Angel: 1961

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A Tale of Two Chevys: 1940

March 1940. "Cooperative gas station at Shafter migrant camp. Shafter, California." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Three Shirts to the Wind: 1940

March 1940. "Woman hanging clothes to dry. Laundry equipment is in constant use. Tulare migrant camp. Visalia, California." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

It Is Ridden: 1923

San Francisco circa 1923. "Barley sedan on California Street at Huntington Park." Today's reading from the Shorpy Bible of Baroque Barouches. 5x7 inch glass negative by that automotive amanuensis Christopher Helin. View full size.

A Stalk a Day: 1939

BOY: Hey! Mister what made you so big and healthy? MAN: I eat some of — Jimmie's celery every day! July 1939. Washington, D.C. "Sign in wholesale market." Medium format acetate negative by David Myers for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Dos Bandidos: 1942

February 1942. "Brownsville, Texas. Charro Days fiesta. A pair of bandidos." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.

The Deer Hunter: 1937

December 1937. "Deer hunter. Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

Southern Manse: 1937

July 1937. "Antebellum plantation house in Greene County, Georgia." 4x5 acetate negative by Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Fresh Up: 1941

July 1941. "Store in alley-dwelling section of Washington, D.C." Medium format acetate negative by Edwin Rosskam. View full size.

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