Date picker’s home. Coachella Valley, California. March, 1935.
Church near Blythe, California.
Between Tulare and Fresno on U.S. 99. Many auto camps of all kinds are strewn along this highway.
Drinking at the bar in Pilottown, Louisiana. 1938
Rothman’s Pawn Shop, 149 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan. (May 18, 1938)
McSorley’s Ale House, 15 East 7th Street, Manhattan. (November 01, 1937)
Willow Place, nos. 43-49, Brooklyn. (May 14, 1936)
Lyric Theatre, Third Avenue between 12th and 13th street, Manhattan. (April 24, 1936)
‘El’ station, Sixth and Ninth Avenue Lines: downtown side, 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue, Manhattan. (February 06, 1936)
Newsstand, 32nd Street and Third Avenue, Manhattan. (November 19, 1935)
Mulberry and Prince Streets, Manhattan. (October 25, 1935)
Farmer’s wife washing clothes, near Morganza, Louisiana. Russell Lee, 1938
Snake eater, sideshow, Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
Roadhouse, Raceland, Louisiana.
Children of unemployed trapper, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. 1935 Creole girls, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. 1935
Barker at sideshow with performers, state fair, Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
Shoes of a tenant farmer near Columbia, South Carolina.
One of the children of Pauline Clyburn, rehabilitation borrower. Manning, South Carolina. 1939 One of the children of Pauline Clyburn, rehabilitation borrower. Manning, South Carolina. 1939
Miners’ wives coming home from town with groceries on payday near Mohegan, West Virginia. 1938 Miners starting home after work. Part of coal tipple shown at left. West Virginia. 1938
Horse races, Hialeah Park, Miami, Florida. 1939
Old man Moseley, now blind, Gees Bend, Alabama. 1939 Nolan Pettway’s children bringing home wagonload of fertilizer, Gees Bend, Alabama. Gertrude, churning on Isaiah Pettway’s porch, Gees Bend, Alabama. 1939 Jorena Pettway with some of the Gees Bend livestock, Alabama.
Drummer in orchestra in Memphis juke joint. Tennessee. 1939
Day laborer picking cotton on Marcella Plantation, Mileston, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi.
Coal miners. Chaplin, Scotts Run, West Virginia. 1938
Coal miner’s children and wife, Pursglove, West Virginia. 1938
Behind the homemade plow in the school garden, Gees Bend, Alabama. 1939
Aunt Nellie Pettway, carrying wood from yard for fireplace. Gees Bend, Alabama. 1939
Atlanta, Georgia. Watching a baseball game. 1939
Negroes in market square, Waco, Texas. 1939
Negro school, Destrehan, Louisiana.
Interior of hamburger stand. Waiting for customer, Alpine, Texas. 1939
Game of coon-can in store near Reserve, Louisiana. 1938
Drinking at the bar in Pilottown, Louisiana. 1938
Daylaborer, cotton picker, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas. 1938.
Booth in hamburger stand, Alpine, Texas. 1939
Business district of Urbana, Ohio. Ben Shahn, August, 1938. Urbana is a city in and the county seat of Champaign County, Ohio, United States, 47 miles (76 km) west of Columbus. Urbana was laid out in 1805, and for a time in 1812 was the headquarters of the Northwestern army. Urbana was named after the […]
Tolowa girl. Lake Earl, near Cresent City, Calif. C. Hart Merriam Collection of Native American Photographs, ca. 1890-1938 The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
C. HART MERRIAM COLLECTION: California Tribes and Other American Indians – “Mrs. Mary James and Granddaughter” (1938)
Mrs. Mary James and granddaughter, Patty Lopez, Smith River, Calif. June 18, 1938 C. Hart Merriam Collection of Native American Photographs, ca. 1890-1938 The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Mrs. Mary James, Smith River, Calif. – June 18, 1938 C. Hart Merriam Collection of Native American Photographs, ca. 1890-1938 The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Spectators at sideshow, county fair, central Ohio.
Sign thermometer, Marion, Ohio.
From the caption: “Buckeye Lake is the weekend and summer months resort for all of central Ohio. Its patrons are clerks, Columbus politicians, laborers, businessmen, droves of high school and college students. The rich occupy one side of the lake, the rest rent cottages on the other side. It has an evil reputation and an […]
Saturday afternoon in London, Ohio. Summer, 1938.
Residents of Columbus, Ohio.
In Memphis, Tennessee hundreds of colored laborers congregated near the bridge every morning at daylight in hopes of work chopping cotton on a plantation. They are hauled to and from work on trucks. Reduced cotton acreage has made employment scarce for this class of seasonal labor in all towns. “You can’t live the commonest way […]
Feet of Negro cotton hoer near Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Father crippled with rheumatism. When well he works in a chair making factory. Orange County, North Carolina.
Family between Dallas and Austin, Texas. The people have left their home and connections in South Texas, and hope to reach the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields. Penniless people. No food and three gallons of gas in the tank. The father is trying to repair a tire. Three children. Father says, “It’s […]
Drought refugees from Oklahoma camping by the roadside. They hope to work in the cotton fields. The official at the border (California-Arizona) inspection service said that on this day, August 17, 1936, twenty-three car loads and truck loads of migrant families out of the drought counties of Oklahoma and Arkansas had passed throught that station […]
Cotton sharecropper family. Macon County, Georgia.