Rural Life

Migrant Family: 1940

Migrant Family: 1940

Migrant adults and children getting into a car at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan. Berrien is the heart of Michigan's fruit belt. Photo taken in July, 1940 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Lunch at Arkansas Plantation: 1935

Lunch at Arkansas Plantation: 1935

Men and boys enjoying lunch under a tree at Stortz cotton plantation, Pulaski County, Arkansas. Photo taken in 1935 by photographer Arthur Rothstein for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Iowa Corn Planter: 1940

Iowa Corn Planter: 1940

Farmer in field planting corn with horse drawn planter, Jasper County, Iowa. Photo taken in 1940 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

WV Coal Miner Town: 1935

WV Coal Miner Town: 1935

Coal miner shacks at Freeze Fork, West Virginia. Great Depression era photo taken in 1935 by photographer Ben Shahn for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

White Plains Woman: 1941

White Plains Woman: 1941

African American woman in front of building near White Plains, Georgia with Georgia state and U.S. flags. Photo taken by either Jack Delano or Marion Post Wolcott in 1941. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

West Virginia School Truck: 1935

West Virginia School Truck: 1935

1930s photo of children getting onto truck, seemingly headed to school, Red House, West Virginia. Photo taken in 1935 by photographer Ben Shahn for the U.S. Resettlement Adminstration. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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