Sign on restaurant, Lancaster, Ohio. August, 1938 Lancaster is a very prosperous town, the county seat of Fairfield County, which is considered to be one of the richest farmland areas in the Middle West. Lancaster has two large industries: glass and shoes. All THESE AMERICANS Galleries and Photographs by Subject: Ben Shahn
Children of unemployed trapper, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. 1935 Creole girls, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. 1935
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 […]
Sign on drugstore, Newark, Ohio. Summer, 1938. Street crossing, Newark, Ohio.
Rural relief near Urbana, Ohio.
Spectators at sideshow, county fair, central 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.
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.
Street scene, Marysville, Ohio. Summer, 1938 Marysville was originally part of Northwest Territory, and then became part of the Virginia Military District within that territory, and eventually became part of the state of Ohio. One of the original surveyors of the area was James Galloway, Jr., who first visited in 1805. Marysville was founded in […]
Medicine show, Huntingdon, Tennessee. October, 1935
Circus poster, Circleville, Ohio. Summer, 1938 Circleville, county seat of Pickaway County. Average small Ohio city, depending upon surrounding rich farmlands for its livelihood. Because of its non-industrial surroundings, retains much of old-time flavor. Outstanding industries: Eshelman’s Feed Mill. Employs 150-200 men the year ’round. Pay averages about eighty-five cents an hour. Container Corporation of […]