Rural Life

Sharp Scythe: 1937

Sharp Scythe: 1937

Farmer sharpening a scythe, Windsor County, Vermont. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the U.S. Resettlement Administration, 1937. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Vintage Gas Pump on the Farm: 1940

Vintage Gas Pump on the Farm: 1940

Gassing up a tractor on the farm, Jasper County, Iowa. Nice visible gas pump photo taken in 1940 by John Vachon. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

North Dakota Farmhouse: 1937

North Dakota Farmhouse: 1937

Children in front of Olaf Fugelberg's farmhouse. Williams County, North Dakota. Great Depression era photo taken in 1937 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Ozark Farmeress Revisited: 1940

Ozark Farmeress Revisited: 1940

Another photo of the wife of an Ozark Mountains, Missouri farmer, lighting a pipe. We posted a closer view of her quite a while back. Photo taken in 1940 by photographer John Vachon. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Tenant Farmer's Mule: 1935

Tenant Farmer's Mule: 1935

Tenant farmer with mule given to him by the U.S. Resettlement Administration, Lee County, Mississippi. Rickety barn in the background. Great Depression era photo taken in 1935 by photographer Arthur Rothstein. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Draft Horse Auction: 1937

Draft Horse Auction: 1937

Auctioning off a team of draft horses at the closing-out sale of Frank Sheroan, tenant farmer, near Montmorenci, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Great Depression era photo taken in 1937 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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