Great Depression

Blueberry Pickers' Camp: 1937

Blueberry Pickers' Camp: 1937

Tent in blueberry pickers' camp, near Little Fork (Littlefork), Minnesota. Great Depression photo taken in 1937 by photographer Russell Lee for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

In the Shadow of the Capitol: 1935

In the Shadow of the Capitol: 1935

Description from photographer: "Slums near the Capitol, Washington, D.C. With the Capitol clearly in view, these houses exist under the most unsanitary conditions; outside privies, no inside water supply and overcrowded conditions." Old cars in the photo also. Photo taken in 1935 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration.

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.

Headed to California: 1939

Headed to California: 1939

Young girl on truck. Mom is loading a table which will be carried by her migrant family to California. Starting the trip near Muskogee, Oklahoma. Late Great Depression photo taken in 1939 by photographer Russell Lee. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Slum Kitchen: 1935

Slum Kitchen: 1935

African American slum kitchen, Washington, D.C. Great Depression era photo taken in 1935 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Collection. LOC original medium: glass negative.

New American Home: 1940

New American Home: 1940

Shack on the edge of the city dump, Dubuque, Iowa. Sign reads "New American Home, Open to the Public...". 1940 Depression era poverty photo by John Vachon. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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