Rural Life

Oliver Farm Equipment: 1939

Oliver Farm Equipment: 1939

Farmer looking at new plows in Enterprise, Alabama. The farm equipment store carried Oliver Farm Equipment and Vulcan Plows.

Country Medicine: 1939

Country Medicine: 1939

The camp nurse introduces a doctor to the mother of a sick baby living in a mobile trailer. The trailer was located in a FSA (Farm Security Administration) camp in Merrill, Klamath County, Oregon. Photo taken in 1939 by FSA photographer Dorothea Lange. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Gee's Bend Garden: 1939

Gee's Bend Garden: 1939

African American children in their school garden using a homemade plow, Gees Bend, Alabama. Photo taken in 1939 by FSA photographer Marion Post Wolcott. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Former Slave Julia Williams Wadsworth: 1937

Former Slave Julia Williams Wadsworth: 1937

Portrait of former slave Julia Williams Wadsworth taken between 1937 and 1938. From Portraits of African American ex-slaves from the U.S. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project slave narratives collection. LOC original medium: gelatin silver photographic print.

Waiting For Her Man: 1939

Waiting For Her Man: 1939

Farm woman sitting on the running board of a dirty old car waiting for her husband. Photo taken at an auction near Tenstrike, Minnesota in 1939 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Hauling Logs in Michigan: 1893

Hauling Logs in Michigan: 1893

World's Fair load of logs, 36,055 feet. Logs being hauled by a team of horses from a Michigan forest to Ontonogan River for transport to Chicago for exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition. Photo taken February 26, 1893. LOC original medium: photographic print.

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