Great Depression

WV Coal Miner Town: 1935

WV Coal Miner Town: 1935

Coal miner shacks at Freeze Fork, West Virginia. Great Depression era photo taken in 1935 by photographer Ben Shahn for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Children in Poverty: 1937

Children in Poverty: 1937

Children in poverty at Gibbs City, Michigan, 1937. Depression era photo taken by photographer Russell Lee. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Tipler, Wisconsin Girls: 1937

Tipler, Wisconsin Girls: 1937

Two little girls in their home near Tipler, Wisconsin. Great Depression era photo taken by photographer Russell Lee in 1937. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Vintage Pedal Car in the Great Depression: 1936

Vintage Pedal Car in the Great Depression: 1936

Woman and boy with old pedal car in front of trailer. Great Depression era photo with unidentified location but probably Mississippi or Tennessee based on other photos in the collection. Photograph by Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration, 1936. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Sharecropper Family with Hound Dog: 1935

Sharecropper Family with Hound Dog: 1935

Wife and child of sharecropper with beagle, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Great Depression era photo taken in 1935 by photographer Arthur Rothstein for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

North Dakota Farmhouse: 1937

North Dakota Farmhouse: 1937

Children in front of Olaf Fugelberg's farmhouse. Williams County, North Dakota. Great Depression era photo taken in 1937 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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