“Mexican workers recruited and brought to the Arkansas Valley, Colorado, Nebraska and Minnesota by the FSA (Farm Security Administration), to harvest and process sugar beets under contract with the Inter-mountain Agricultural Improvement Association.” 1943
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, […]
Children’s parade, Charro Days fiesta, Brownsville, Texas. 1942
Celebrating Go Western Day, Billings, Montana.
Conservation of durable goods. Now is the time to take those nice long walks you always promised yourself. Carry those bundles home from your neighborhood stores and thus help conserve tires on your own car and your merchant’s delivery truck as well. Conservation of durable goods. There won’t be any more of these for many […]
Negro men and women working in a field, Bayou Bourbeaux Plantation. Natchitoches, Louisiana
Posters covering a building near Lynchburg to advertise a Downie Bros. circus
Negro flood refugee in the Red Cross temporary infirmary of Forrest City, Arkansas. Negro flood refugees in the Red Cross temporary infirmary at Forrest City, Arkansas. Negroes in the lineup for food at mealtime in the camp for flood refugees, Forrest City, Arkansas. Negro girl in the temporary infirmary. Forrest City, Arkansas.
Movie theatre on Saint Charles Street. Liberty Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Minstrel poster. Alabama. 1936
Floyd Burroughs and Tengle children, Hale County, Alabama.
In a carrot pickers’ camp, Imperial Valley, California. Woman from Broken Bow, Oklahoma. “Are you going to take my picture, wait till I get my hair combed”.
Enlisting in the Marines. Recruiting office. San Francisco, California. December, 1941.
Drought refugees from Abilene, Texas, following the crops of California as migratory workers. “The finest people in this world live in Texas but I just can’t seem to accomplish nothin’ there. Two year drought, then a crop, then two years drought and so on. I got two brothers still trying to make it back there […]
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
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.
All day community sing, Pie Town, New Mexico. 1940
Booth in hamburger stand, Alpine, Texas. 1939
Cold drinks on Fourth of July. Vale, Oregon. July, 1941.
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 […]
Fortune teller, state fair, Donaldsonville, Louisiana. 1938.
Mexican newsstand, San Antonio, Texas. March, 1939.
Helper carrying beer from truck into nightclub, Raceland, Louisiana. September, 1938.
FSA COLLECTION: Russell Lee – “Spanish farmer’s wife and daughter picking chili peppers, Concho, Arizona.” (1940)
Spanish farmer’s wife and daughter picking chili peppers, Concho, Arizona. September, 1940.
Farmers standing in street, Caruthersville, Missouri. 1938