FSA COLLECTION: Dorothea Lange – “Arkansas Hoosier” (1938)

An “Arkansas Hoosier” born in 1855. Conway, Arkansas. “My father was a Confederate soldier. He give his age a year older than it was to get into the army. After the war he bought 280 acres from the railroad and cleared it. We never had a mortgage on it. In 1920 the land was sold, […]

ARKANSAS COLLECTION: “Giant Watermelon” (1970)

Hope Arkansas Giant Watermelon. Postcard. 178 lb. Hope Melon. Pictured are Relynn Fields Miss Watermelon 39-inch Roscoe Stidman Spanky McFarland Pod Rogers. Postcard is dated Jan 2, 1993. “Davis, Clyde Davis Studio, 113 W. Conway St., Benton, AR. C. 1940-c.1972.”

Civil Rights: “This School Closed” (1958)

Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, with students (l-r) Lannie Wilson, Darrell Young, Dickie Mahon, and Don Weir hovering around sign proclaiming “This school closed by order of the federal government”. 1958

FSA COLLECTION: Ben Shahn – “Boone County, Arkansas”

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.[1] Boone County is Arkansas’s 62nd county, formed on April […]

FSA COLLECTION: Ben Shahn – “Blind Street Musician” (1935)

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.[1] It is considered part of the Memphis […]