Ben Shahn

Cash for Coal: 1937

Cash for Coal: 1937

Woman and child picking coal from a slag heap, Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. They are paid ten cents for each 100 pound sack. 1937 Great Depression photo by artist / photographer Ben Shahn for the United States Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

London Candy Kitchen: 1938

London Candy Kitchen: 1938

Saturday afternoon in London, Ohio. Nice 1930s view of small town America, with stores and cars. London is near Columbus, to the west. Photo taken in 1938 by artist / photographer Ben Shahn. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Black Face: 1935

Black Face: 1935

Group of coal miners, Williamson, West Virginia. Photo taken in 1935 by artist / photographer Ben Shahn for U.S. Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Slag Heap Boys: 1937

Slag Heap Boys: 1937

Young boys salvaging coal from the slag heaps, Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. 1937 Great Depression photo taken by photographer / artist Ben Shahn for the United States Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Maynardville Musician: 1935

Maynardville Musician: 1935

Man playing guitar on the street, Maynardville, Tennessee. If Elvis and Ralph Kramden had a kid together...but I digress. Photo taken in 1935 by photographer / artist Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Tax Bills Only: 1935

Tax Bills Only: 1935

Uncle Sam mailbox and antique cars. Photograph taken between 1935 and 1942 by Ben Shahn. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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