FSA: ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN – New Madrid County, Missouri, January, 1939

Evicted sharecroppers along Highway 60, New Madrid County, Missouri. January, 1939 New Madrid County is a county located in the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county’s population was 19,760. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 17,589. The largest city and county seat […]

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 […]

FSA: DOROTHEA LANGE – February, 1939

Colored family from near Houston, Texas. Been in California for two years. Husband came first, later sent for wife and two children, who traveled by bus (on licensed car, fare six dollars, traveling night and day). Husband now on Works Progress Administration (WPA). February, 1939

DOCUMERICA: Bruce Bisping – New Ulm, Minnesota (1974)

Buffalo Head Mounted Above Shelving in a Butcher Shop in New Ulm, Minnesota. The Town Is a County Seat Trading Center of 13,000 in a Farming Area of South Central Minnesota. It Was Founded in 1854 by a German Immigrant Land Company the Encouraged Its Kinsmen to Emigrate From Europe. Population Stabilized at 8 to […]

DOCUMERICA: Bruce Bisping – New Ulm, Minnesota (1974)

Wallace “Whitey” Wolf, a Mechanic for the City Sweeps Out the Repair Garage. He Also Is an Officer in the Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Wolf Is a Native of the Town Whose Mother and Grandmother Still Are Residents There. New Ulm Is a County Seat Trading Center of 13,000 in a Farming Area of South […]

DOCUMERICA: David Hiser – Rifle, Colorado (1973)

Deer Hunters’ Kill Is Counted and Examined at Check Station North of Rifle by Employees of the Colorado Department of Fish and Game. the Information Is Used to Determine the Time and Duration of Next Year’s Season and What Type of Deer May Be Hunted. Rifle, Colorado, October, 1973.

DOCUMERICA: David Hiser – Monument Valley, Utah (1972)

Aerial View Upstream of Boom Site in Monument Valley, Utah Where Oil Spill Into the San Juan River Was Contained before Flooding Caused Overflow of Oil and Debris Into Lake Powell. To the Right of the River Lies the Northern Part of the Navy’s Reservation; to the Left Are BLM Lands. The Light Strip Along […]