Ben Shahn

We Pay $5.00 to $35.00 for Chippendale: 1938

We Pay $5.00 to $35.00 for Chippendale: 1938

Man writing a message on the window of a secondhand furniture store, Springfield, Ohio. "We don't buy plaster paris mirors and try to sell them for hand carved. We pay from $5.00 to $35.00 for Chippendale." Photo taken in the summer of 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Plain City, Ohio: 1938

Plain City, Ohio: 1938

Main Street, Plain City, Ohio. Street view with old cars, advertising signs and Ford dealership. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Loafing in Tennessee: 1937

Loafing in Tennessee: 1937

Men loafing in front of Mitchell Drug Company, Crossville, Tennessee. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer Ben Shahn for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Small Town Solitude: 1938

Small Town Solitude: 1938

Street scene with drug store, old cars and advertising signs, Washington Court House, Ohio. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

H.V. Bretney Tannery: 1938

H.V. Bretney Tannery: 1938

The H.V. Bretney Co. Tannery, Springfield, Ohio. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Neil Hotel and Dining Room: 1938

Neil Hotel and Dining Room: 1938

Chevrolet dealership and the Neil Hotel and Dining Room in London, Ohio. Nice small town street view with old cars. Photo taken in the summer of 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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