Child living in Oklahoma City shacktown.
Children of Oklahoma drought refugees on highway near Bakersfield, California. Family of six; no shelter, no food, no money and almost no gasoline. The child has bone tuberculosis.
Rent eight dollars per month. California. Near Bakersfield.
On U.S. 99. Near Brawley, Imperial County. Homeless mother and youngest child of seven walking the highway from Phoenix, Arizona where they picked cotton. Bound for San Diego, where the father hopes to get on relief “because he once lived there.”. On U.S. 99. Near Brawley, Imperial County. Homeless family of seven, walking the highway […]
In Farm Security Administration (FSA) migrant labor camp during pea harvest. Family from Oklahoma with eleven children. Father, eldest daughter and eldest son working. She: “I want to go back to where we can live happy, live decent, and grow what we eat.” He: “I’ve made my mistake and now we can’t go back. I’ve […]
The Church of the Nazarene. Tennessee. 1936.
Negro house in New Orleans. Louisiana. January, 1936. Movie theatre on Saint Charles Street. Liberty Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Store, Mound Bayou, Mississippi. January, 1939. Beer hall, Mound Bayou, Mississippi. January, 1939. Negros in front of general store, Mound Bayou, Mississippi. January, 1939. Negros going to church, Mound Bayou, Mississippi.
Negroes talking on porch of small store near Jeanerette, Louisiana. October, 1938.
Medicine show audience, Huntingdon, Tennessee. October, 1935.
Natchez, Mississippi. October, 1935.
Interior of Negro tenant farmer’s home. Little Rock, Arkansas. October, 1935.
Interior scene of the Thaxton farmhouse, near Mechanicsburg, Ohio. General caption for this series of images: Virgil Thaxton rents a 120-acre farm from Mr. Brand. This is the fourth farm he has rented within the last eight years. At each change he hopes to make enough to have a nice home for his family. Within […]
Huntingdon, Tennessee. Ben Shahn, October, 1935.
Hungarian miner, Calumet, Pennsylvania. Worked in the mines for thirty-four years, now sixty-three with no pension and no work. October, 1935. Calumet is an unincorporated community in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Although the United States Census Bureau includes it in a census-designated place with the nearby community of Norvelt, they are […]
Hardware store, Marion, Ohio. Ben Shahn, Summer, 1938.
Farmpeople at county fair in central Ohio. Ben Shahn, August, 1938.
Drugstore window, Newark, Ohio. Ben Shahn, Summer, 1938.
Bus station, Marion, Ohio. Ben Shahn, Summer, 1938. Marion, Ohio As of the census of 2000, there were 35,318 people, 13,551 households, and 8,821 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,111.6 people per square mile (1,201.4/km²). There were 14,713 housing units at an average density of 1,296.8/sq mi (500.5/km²). The racial makeup […]
Colored children of sharecroppers, Little Rock, Arkansas. Ben Shahn, October, 1935.
Children of unemployed trapper, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Ben Shahn, October, 1935. Plaquemines Parish (Louisiana French: Paroisse des Plaquemines) is the parish with the most combined land and water area in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Pointe à la Hache. As of 2000, the parish’s population was 26,757. As of the census […]
Boone County, Arkansas. The family of a Resettlement Administration client in the doorway of their home. Ben Shahn, October, 1935. Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the population was 33,948. The county seat is Harrison. Boone County is Arkansas’s 62nd county, formed on April […]
Blind street musician, West Memphis, Arkansas. Ben Shahn, October, 1935. West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 27,666 at the 2000 census, with an estimated population of 28,181 in 2005, ranking it as the state’s 12th largest city, behind Bentonville. It is considered part of the Memphis […]
Amite City, Louisiana. Ben Shahn, October, 1935. Amite City—commonly called simply Amite – is a town in and the parish seat of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 4,110 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Hammond Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,110 people, 1,310 […]
A&P store in Somerset, Ohio. Ben Shahn, Summer, 1938.
Advertisements for popular malaria cure, Natchez, Mississippi. Ben Shahn, October, 1935.
Negro picnic at Beaufort, South Carolina, July 1939. [[African Americans walking in an open field at a picnic, Bea…] (July 1939) Photographer: Marion Wolcott Post
Swimming in fountain across from Union Station; Washington, D.C.; September 1938. [[African American children standing in the basin of the Unio…] (September 1938)
St. Louis, MO–The 252-family Neighborhood Garden Apartments, occupying the block between Seventh, Eighth, Biddle and O’Fallon Streets.