Rural Life

Cotton Pickers: 1938

Cotton Pickers: 1938

African American cotton pickers boarding truck to take them to cotton fields, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Great Depression era photo taken in 1938 by photographer Russell Lee. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Boy Scout Corn Harvest: 1917

Boy Scout Corn Harvest: 1917

Boy Scouts on the farm, 1917. Grew up out in the country and never saw corn that tall. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Horse-Drawn Feed Wagon: 1940

Horse-Drawn Feed Wagon: 1940

Feeding cattle from horse-drawn wagon, Grundy County, Iowa. Photo taken in 1940 by photographer John Vachon. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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.

Derby Farm Auction: 1940

Derby Farm Auction: 1940

Farm auction, Derby, Connecticut, 1940. Jack Delano, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information. LOC original medium: color slide.

Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay

Ruins of Sugar Mill, New Symrna, Volusia County, Florida. Photo taken between 1926 and 1944 by Frances Benjamin Johnston. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

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