FSA COLLECTION: Ben Shahn – “Urbana, Ohio” (1938)

Business district of Urbana, Ohio. Ben Shahn, August, 1938. Urbana is a city in and the county seat of Champaign County, Ohio, United States,[3] 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 […]

FSA COLLECTION: Ben Shahn – “Thaxton Farmhouse Interior” (1938)

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 […]

FSA COLLECTION: Ben Shahn – “Bus Station” (1938)

Bus station, Marion, Ohio. Ben Shahn, Summer, 1938. Marion, Ohio As of the census[2] 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 […]

FSA: BEN SHAHN – Marysville, Ohio, Summer, 1938

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.[5] Marysville was founded in […]

BEN SHAHN: “Summer”, (1938)

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 […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Lyntha Scott Eiler, Norwood, Ohio, USA.

MOTORIST ENGAGES IN A LENGTHY CONFRONTATION WITH PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES OF AN AUTO EMISSION INSPECTION STATION IN NORWOOD OHIO. HE WAS UNCONVINCED THAT HIS STATION WAGON WAS NOT MAINTAINED WELL ENOUGH TO PASS THE EXHAUST ANALYZER TEST FOR CARBON MONOXIDE EMISSION. HIS VEHICLE DID PASS THE HYDROCARBONS PORTION OF THE TEST. THE MOTORIST WAS ISSUED […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Frank Aleksandrowicz, Norwood, Ohio, USA.

RESIDENT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN NORWOOD, OHIO, WALKS IN FRONT OF THE SAFETY LANE AT THE AUTO EMISSION INSPECTION STATION. THE BUILDING IS LOCATED IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA, BUT ONLY A BLOCK OFF MAIN STREET. ALL VEHICLES IN THE CITY THAT ARE CLASSIFIED AS LIGHT DUTY SPARK IGNITION POWERED MUST BE INSPECTED ANNUALLY. VEHICLES ARE […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Lyntha Scott Eiler, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

TEMPORARY 30-DAY STICKER ATTACHED TO THE WINDSHIELD OF A YOUNG WOMAN’S CAR WHICH HAD FAILED TESTING AT AN AUTO EMISSION INSPECTION STATION IN DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI, OHIO. ALL LIGHT DUTY SPARK IGNITION POWERED MOTOR VEHICLES MUST PASS THE EMISSIONS TEST ANNUALLY FOR CARBON MONOXIDE AND HYDROCARBONS AS WELL AS RECEIVE A SAFETY CHECK WHICH HAS BEEN […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Frank Aleksandrowicz, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

TAVERN FORMERLY OWNED AND OPERATED BY JIM BROWN, A NOTORIOUS COUNTERFEITER DURING THE 19TH CENTURY CANAL PERIOD LOCATED ON BOSTON MILLS ROAD IN BOSTON, OHIO, SOUTH OF CLEVELAND THE CURRENT OWNER IS RESTORING THE BUILDING WHICH HAD BEEN TURNED INTO MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING. THE DEPRESSION TO THE LEFT OF THE STRUCTURE IS THE REMAINS OF THE […]

DOCUMERICA: Photographer – Lyntha Scott Eiler, Newtown, Ohio, USA. (1975)

EMPLOYEE AT THE HAMILTON COUNTY AUTO EMISSION INSPECTION STATION AT NEWTOWN, OHIO. SHE IS FILLING OUT THE EMISSIONS DATA SHEET AND TELLING THE DRIVER WHAT HE MUST DO. IF A VEHICLE FAILS THE TEST FOR CARBON MONOXIDE OR HYDROCARBON EMISSIONS, THE OWNER HAS 30 DAYS TO HAVE IT REPAIRED AND RETESTED. ALL LIGHT DUTY, SPARK […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Lyntha Scott Eiler, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

AUTO EMISSION INSPECTION STATION IN DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI OHIO, HAD AN OVERABUNDANCE OF EMPLOYEES IN THE SUMMER OF 1975 BECAUSE OF THE CHANGEOVER FROM SEMI-ANNUAL TO ANNUAL INSPECTIONS AND THE FACT THAT POLICE WERE NOT TICKETING VEHICLES. ALL VEHICLES IN THE CITY ARE SAFETY TESTED. LIGHT DUTY, SPARK IGNITION POWERED MOTOR VEHICLES ALSO ARE HOOKED UP […]

DOCUMERICA: Photographer – Lyntha Scott Eiler, Newtown, Ohio, USA. (1975)

TWO MOTORISTS WATCH AS CARBON MONOXIDE AND HYDROCARBON EMISSION READINGS ARE REGISTERED ON THE EXHAUST ANALYZER. THE CAR IS BEING TESTED BY AN EMPLOYEE AT THE HAMILTON COUNTY AUTO EMISSION INSPECTION STATION AT NEWTOWN, OHIO. IF A VEHICLE FAILS THE TEST, ITS OWNER IS GIVEN 30 DAYS TO HAVE IT REPAIRED AND RETESTED. ALL LIGHT […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Lyntha Scott Eiler, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

AS HIS CAR IS BEING TESTED, A MOTORIST READS OVER A FREE BROCHURE ON EXHAUST EMISSIONS AT AN AUTO EMISSION INSPECTION STATION IN DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI, OHIO. ALL LIGHT DUTY, SPARK IGNITION POWERED MOTOR VEHICLES ARE TESTED ANNUALLY FOR CARBON MONOXIDE AND HYDROCARBON EMISSIONS, AND GIVEN A SAFETY CHECK. ALL OTHER VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE CITY […]