Carl Mydans

Reading to His Peeps: 1936

Reading to His Peeps: 1936

Depression era photo of farmers hanging out in front of a store in Prairie City, Missouri. Note the boxes of Kellogg's Wheat Krispies in the window. Photo taken in 1936 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Armpit Check: 1936

Armpit Check: 1936

Cigar store Indian and proprietor in front of newsstand, Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo taken in 1936 by U.S. Resettlement Administration photographer Carl Mydans. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Antique Farm Equipment: 1936

Antique Farm Equipment: 1936

Vintage photo of farm equipment exhibit by International Harvester, Eastern States Fair, Springfield, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1936 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

May the Best Cattle Win: 1936

May the Best Cattle Win: 1936

Cattle being judged at the stock show, Eastern States Fair, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1936. Photo taken by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium 35 mm nitrate negative.

Fresh Produce in New Orleans: 1936

Fresh Produce in New Orleans: 1936

Black family arrives at New Orleans, Louisiana marketplace in nice old car loaded with produce. Great Depression era photo taken in 1936 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

New Deal Lunch Break: 1936

New Deal Lunch Break: 1936

Lunchtime for black construction workers at Greenbelt, Maryland, a planned community built by the federal government in the Great Depression / New Deal era. Photo taken in 1936 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

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