Great Depression

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.

Abandoned: 1941

Abandoned: 1941

LOC description with photo: "Shacks condemned by Board of Health, formerly (?) occupied by migrant workers and pickers, Belle Glade, Florida." Nice photo with antique cars, taken in 1941 by photographer Marion Post Wolcott. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information. LOC original medium: color slide.

Nasty Pillow: 1939

Nasty Pillow: 1939

Migrant agricultural worker from Tennessee, formerly a railroad man, eating dinner in his shack, an old tool house. Homestead, Florida, 1939. Marion Post Wolcott, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film 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.

Blueberry Pickers: 1937

Blueberry Pickers: 1937

American Indians on way to the blueberry fields near Littlefork, Minnesota, 1937. Russell Lee, photographer for US Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Sad Little Girl: 1938

Sad Little Girl: 1938

Child of farmer sitting in automobile waiting for her father to come out of general store, Jarreau, Louisiana. 1938 Depression era photo poverty by Russell Lee. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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