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Russell Lee

Russell Lee for Farm Security Administration (FSA)Created by: PICRYLDated: 1937
Herman Gerling. Barrels on truck are for hauling water. Near Wheelock, North Dakota
Russell grew up in Ottawa, Illinois and went to the Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He gave up a position as a chemist to become a painter and used photography as a precursor to his painting, but soon became interested in photography as media. His earliest subjects were Pennsylvanian bootleg mining and the Father Divine cult.

In the fall of 1936, during the Great Depression, Lee was hired for the federally sponsored Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographic documentation project of the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. He joined a team assembled under Roy Stryker, along with Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein and Walker Evans.

Lee created some of the iconic images produced by the FSA, including photographic studies of San Augustine, Texas in 1939, and Pie Town, New Mexico in 1940. Over the spring and summer of 1942, Lee was one of several government photographers to document the eviction of Japanese Americans from the West Coast, producing over 600 images of families waiting to be removed and their later life in various detention facilities.
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Roy E. Stryker, photograph chief of the U.S. Farm Security Administration standing in street, probably in Washington, D.C.

Roy E. Stryker, photograph chief of the U.S. Farm Security Administrat...

Title devised by Library staff, with attribution, date, and location based on caption for negative LC-USF33-011585-M4. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington D... more

Loading bulk wheat into barge which will carry it down the Columbia River from Port Kelly to Portland, Walla Walla County, Washington

Loading bulk wheat into barge which will carry it down the Columbia Ri...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Electronic surrogate made from item with the same number in the LC-USF34 series. Transfer; United States... more

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo display in front of a photographer's studio

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo display in front of a photographer's st...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Part of farmyard of W.H. Cox farm. Owner operated one hundred and twenty-four acres of which sixty are tillable. Clearcreek Town, Johnson County, Iowa. Owner may quit farming soon

Part of farmyard of W.H. Cox farm. Owner operated one hundred and twen...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

William Helmke, wife, baby, and brother live in one-room shack on ninety acre farm owned by lawyer. Iowa

William Helmke, wife, baby, and brother live in one-room shack on nine...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Farm Security Administration photograph. There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist

Farm Security Administration photograph. There was no caption for this...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Farm building on Rex Inman farm near Estherville, Iowa. Owned by loan company. Straw barn was built by tenant because of inadequate size of barn recently erected by the loan company

Farm building on Rex Inman farm near Estherville, Iowa. Owned by loan ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Mrs. Glen Cook and baby with Mr. Cook in background, Little Sioux township, Woodbury County, Iowa

Mrs. Glen Cook and baby with Mr. Cook in background, Little Sioux town...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Eugene Isaacs, tailor, in the cooperative garment factory, Jersey Homesteads, Hightstown, New Jersey

Eugene Isaacs, tailor, in the cooperative garment factory, Jersey Home...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: The factory has its own truck, which makes deliveries to its two rooms in New York, Jersey Homesteads

Untitled photo, possibly related to: The factory has its own truck, wh...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Visiting rabbi teaching the Orthodox religion to children at Jersey Homesteads, New Jersey

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Visiting rabbi teaching the Ortho...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Hat makers at the cooperative garment factory, Hightstown, New Jersey

Hat makers at the cooperative garment factory, Hightstown, New Jersey

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Trailer house owned by Clifford Blum. They lived in this for one year while he was farming eighty acres without buildings

Trailer house owned by Clifford Blum. They lived in this for one year ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Men working on roof of house under construction, Jersey Homesteads, Hightstown, New Jersey

Men working on roof of house under construction, Jersey Homesteads, Hi...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Farmers in shed at country auction near Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois

Farmers in shed at country auction near Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Corncrib on Frank Moody's farm in Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa

Corncrib on Frank Moody's farm in Miller Township, Woodbury County, Io...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Living room of Levi Mills farmhouse near Spencer, Iowa. This eighty acre farm is rented from a retired farmer

Living room of Levi Mills farmhouse near Spencer, Iowa. This eighty ac...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Sign in J.E. Herbrandson's farmhouse near Estherville, Iowa

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Sign in J.E. Herbrandson's farmho...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Hog house erected by tenant Al Richards on farm owned by absentee owner. Three hundred twelve acres near Wallingford, Iowa. Buildings on farm were insufficient for hog raising so he built this himself

Hog house erected by tenant Al Richards on farm owned by absentee owne...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Main street of Dickens, Iowa

Main street of Dickens, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Mr. Rauhauser, wife and one of his seven children, Ruthven, Iowa. He works as a farm hand. At present he is out of work. He has made application for direct relief

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Mr. Rauhauser, wife and one of hi...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Visiting rabbi teaching the Orthodox religion to children at Jersey Homesteads, New Jersey

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Visiting rabbi teaching the Ortho...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Auctioning livestock at Sales Hall, Ames, Iowa. These sales are very frequent throughout Iowa and Illinois

Auctioning livestock at Sales Hall, Ames, Iowa. These sales are very f...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Open crib method of storing corn. Emmet County, Iowa

Open crib method of storing corn. Emmet County, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Working the gravel pit at Jersey Homesteads, Hightstown, New Jersey

Working the gravel pit at Jersey Homesteads, Hightstown, New Jersey

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Sign showing scale of prices (retail) at farmer cooperative creamery, Ruthven, Iowa. Note the low prices

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Sign showing scale of prices (ret...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Benjamin Brown, "father" of Jersey Homesteads

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Benjamin Brown, "father" of Jerse...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Barn of Lyle Askeland farm, six hundred forty acres near Armstrong, Iowa. Owned by loan company. Until recently it was owned by absentee estate. Barn received little or no attention over period of twenty years

Barn of Lyle Askeland farm, six hundred forty acres near Armstrong, Io...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

One of Edgar Allen's children playing with doll. The couch and sewing machine are the two most substantial pieces of furniture in the house. The farm is one hundred sixty acres and rented from private party. Near Milford, Iowa

One of Edgar Allen's children playing with doll. The couch and sewing ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Farm Security Administration photograph. There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist

Farm Security Administration photograph. There was no caption for this...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Making hats in the cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads, Hightstown, New Jersey

Making hats in the cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads, H...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Corncrib on Theodore Eickholt farm, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa

Corncrib on Theodore Eickholt farm, Miller Township, Woodbury County, ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Estherville, Iowa. Homer Sharer and family He has rented farms in the past, but was last employed as a hired hand for 16 months. The family is now on unemployment relief.

Estherville, Iowa. Homer Sharer and family He has rented farms in the ...

Title from item. Corresponding negative no. LC-USF34-10094-D. Forms part of: FSA/OWI Collection (Library of Congress). LOT 1155.

Closeup of presser's hands, Jersey Homesteads factory, Hightstown, New Jersey

Closeup of presser's hands, Jersey Homesteads factory, Hightstown, New...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Soil erosion on George Kroeger farm, six miles southwest of Smithland, Iowa. This land is being heavily eroded

Soil erosion on George Kroeger farm, six miles southwest of Smithland,...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Louis Gushen, chief cutter in the cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads, marks out the pattern of a woman's coat, which will be made in the factory, Hightstown, New Jersey

Louis Gushen, chief cutter in the cooperative garment factory at Jerse...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Stockyard attendants herding hogs into pens at stockyards, Aledo, Illinois

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Stockyard attendants herding hogs...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Lois Madsen playing the piano in the home of her father, Harry Madsen, owner-operator of three hundred and sixty acre farm near Dickens, Iowa. (Suggest this as contrast showing difference in opportunity offered children in owner-operated farms and that offered in poorer tenant or hired hand homes)

Lois Madsen playing the piano in the home of her father, Harry Madsen,...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Dormitory, homeless men's bureau, Sioux City, Iowa

Dormitory, homeless men's bureau, Sioux City, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Secondhand store, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Secondhand store, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Mrs. Frank Moody with two of her seven children on their eighty acre farm in Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa

Mrs. Frank Moody with two of her seven children on their eighty acre f...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

FSA/OWI - Farm security administration and Office of War Information photograph.

FSA/OWI - Farm security administration and Office of War Information p...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Detail of corn crib on Nelson brothers' farm showing need for repairs and paint. Owned by fraternal order, American Order of United Workmen, Des Moines, Iowa. Crop share lease

Detail of corn crib on Nelson brothers' farm showing need for repairs ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Mrs. Theodore F. Frank, wife of a formerly prosperous farm owner. The farm is now owned by a loan company and the family is left with very little resources

Mrs. Theodore F. Frank, wife of a formerly prosperous farm owner. The ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Advertising displays at livestock hall, Ames, Iowa

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Advertising displays at livestock...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

This building will house the new canning industry to be put into operation in 1937 at Jersey Homesteads, Hightstown, New Jersey

This building will house the new canning industry to be put into opera...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Homesteaders of Hightstown, New Jersey, helping to store corn for the dairy herd which is soon to be acquired by the colony

Homesteaders of Hightstown, New Jersey, helping to store corn for the ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Wife of Homer Sharer and the baby, one of five children. Former tenant farmers and hired hands. They are now living on unemployment relief in Estherville, Iowa

Wife of Homer Sharer and the baby, one of five children. Former tenant...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Skeleton of horse that died of compaction due to poor feed. William Butler's farm near Anthon, Iowa

Skeleton of horse that died of compaction due to poor feed. William Bu...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Manure spreader, Emmet County, Iowa

Manure spreader, Emmet County, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Moving transportable house. Roy Merriot farm near Estherville, Iowa

Moving transportable house. Roy Merriot farm near Estherville, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Pressers of work on women's coats in the cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads, Hightstown, New Jersey

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Pressers of work on women's coats...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Philip Goldstein assistant cutter in the cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads, is secretary of the Colonists' Association, the workers' Aim Cooperative Association, Inc., Hightstown, New Jersey

Philip Goldstein assistant cutter in the cooperative garment factory a...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Farmers sitting inside sales ring of livestock sales hall Ames, Iowa

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Farmers sitting inside sales ring...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

A coal mine in central Iowa

A coal mine in central Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Part of shorthorn cattle herd belonging to G.H. West near Estherville, Iowa

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Part of shorthorn cattle herd bel...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Wagonsled loaded with corncobs on Roy Merriot farm near Estherville, Iowa

Wagonsled loaded with corncobs on Roy Merriot farm near Estherville, I...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

School buses in front of consolidated school. Lake Center, Clay County, Iowa

School buses in front of consolidated school. Lake Center, Clay County...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: A meeting of the industrial committee, Jersey Homesteads Hightstown, New Jersey

Untitled photo, possibly related to: A meeting of the industrial commi...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Tremendous barn, sixty by one hundred feet, and windmill on Roy Merriot farm of three hundred twenty acres near Estherville, Iowa

Tremendous barn, sixty by one hundred feet, and windmill on Roy Merrio...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Sign painter, Sioux City, Iowa

Sign painter, Sioux City, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Louis Gushen, chief cutter in the cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads, is cutting the pattern for a woman's coat. Hightstown, New Jersey

Louis Gushen, chief cutter in the cooperative garment factory at Jerse...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Mother and child in crowded bedroom of home of L.H. Nissen, hired man. He is married, has seven children, one grandchild, all living together in three rooms

Mother and child in crowded bedroom of home of L.H. Nissen, hired man....

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Closeup of tailor, Jersey Homesteads garment factory, Hightstown, New Jersey

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Closeup of tailor, Jersey Homeste...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Family portrait in home of Fred Rowe, farmer near Estherville, Iowa

Family portrait in home of Fred Rowe, farmer near Estherville, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Backyard of shack in "Shantytown," Spencer, Iowa

Backyard of shack in "Shantytown," Spencer, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Scene in the first cooperative store in Jersey Homesteads run by Nathan Dubin, Hightstown, New Jersey

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Scene in the first cooperative st...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

One of the three hogs on the William McDermott farm near Anthon, Iowa

One of the three hogs on the William McDermott farm near Anthon, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Barn on Russell Natterstad farm near Estherville, Iowa

Barn on Russell Natterstad farm near Estherville, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Boris Drasin, president of the workers' Aim Association Inc., works as an operator in the garment factory at a wage no greater than is paid to other operators. Hightstown, New Jersey

Boris Drasin, president of the workers' Aim Association Inc., works as...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

A game of checkers in a pool hall in Spencer, Iowa. Saturday afternoons and evenings are the crowded times

A game of checkers in a pool hall in Spencer, Iowa. Saturday afternoon...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Benjamin Brown, "father" of Jersey Homesteads

Benjamin Brown, "father" of Jersey Homesteads

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Outhouse in "Shantytown," Spencer, Iowa

Outhouse in "Shantytown," Spencer, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Signs in a cooperative elevator at Ruthven, Iowa

Signs in a cooperative elevator at Ruthven, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

A.W. Batcher placing trap for muskrats through hole in ice of slough. North of Dickens, Iowa. Note trapper's tools on sled and the muskrat house

A.W. Batcher placing trap for muskrats through hole in ice of slough. ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Mannequin modeling coat, made at the Jersey Homesteads garment factory, at the showroom in New York City

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Mannequin modeling coat, made at ...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Farm buildings, Rustan brothers' farm, Dickens, Iowa

Farm buildings, Rustan brothers' farm, Dickens, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

General view of dormitory, homeless men's bureau, Sioux City, Iowa

General view of dormitory, homeless men's bureau, Sioux City, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Corn crib on Edgar Allen's farm near Milford, Iowa. One hundred sixty acres owned by private party, crop share basis lease

Corn crib on Edgar Allen's farm near Milford, Iowa. One hundred sixty ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Boris Drasin, president of the workers' Aim Association Inc., works as an operator in the garment factory at a the same wage as the other operators. Hightstown, New Jersey

Boris Drasin, president of the workers' Aim Association Inc., works as...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Types of farmers at country auction near Aledo, Illinois

Types of farmers at country auction near Aledo, Illinois

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Walter A. Simon, community manager, Jersey Homesteads, New Jersey

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Walter A. Simon, community manage...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Man working at special sewing machine for hats, Jersey Homesteads, New Jersey

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Man working at special sewing mac...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Closeup of tailor, Jersey Homesteads garment factory, Hightstown, New Jersey

Closeup of tailor, Jersey Homesteads garment factory, Hightstown, New ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Detail of L.H. Nissen shack near Dickens, Iowa. Nissen is a hired hand and supports seven children, wife and one grandchild. All live in this shack

Detail of L.H. Nissen shack near Dickens, Iowa. Nissen is a hired hand...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Molding hats in the millinery department of the cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads

Molding hats in the millinery department of the cooperative garment fa...

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Garments hanging near telephone in Rustan brothers' farm near Dickens, Iowa

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Garments hanging near telephone i...

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Front porch of house occupied by Mrs. Mary Kelsheiner and sons, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa

Front porch of house occupied by Mrs. Mary Kelsheiner and sons, Miller...

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Wall painting and decoration by local artist in a cafe in Onawa, Iowa

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Wall painting and decoration by l...

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Closeup of man working sewing machine in garment factory, Jersey Homesteads, Hightstown, New Jersey

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Closeup of man working sewing mac...

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Blind and thin horse on Glen Cook's farm near Smithland, Iowa

Blind and thin horse on Glen Cook's farm near Smithland, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Farmhouse on Frank Dardis farm near Dickens, Iowa

Farmhouse on Frank Dardis farm near Dickens, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Hired hands skinning freshly-killed hog. Harry Madsen farm near Dickens, Iowa

Hired hands skinning freshly-killed hog. Harry Madsen farm near Dicken...

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Abe Lipsky, farm foreman (left), has moved into his new home after living in temporary quarters at Jersey Homesteads for more than a year. He is being helped in the moving by Harry Katzenellenbogen, another farmer

Abe Lipsky, farm foreman (left), has moved into his new home after liv...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Roy Merriott, farmer, holding foxes which he has killed on his farm, near Estherville, Iowa

Roy Merriott, farmer, holding foxes which he has killed on his farm, n...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

FSA/OWI - Farm security administration and Office of War Information photograph.

FSA/OWI - Farm security administration and Office of War Information p...

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Tailor cutting cloth, Jersey Homesteads factory, Hightstown, New Jersey

Tailor cutting cloth, Jersey Homesteads factory, Hightstown, New Jerse...

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Mrs. Earl Pauley and some of her children in doorway of farm home near Smithland, Iowa. They are tenant farmers

Mrs. Earl Pauley and some of her children in doorway of farm home near...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Banta, farmers near Anthon, Iowa. They have groceries to last for only ten days unless they sell some of their livestock which is most essential for farming next spring. They hardly have a ton of wheat straw, and all the WPA money has been spent for livestock feed

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Banta, farmers near Anthon, Iowa. They have groce...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Street scene, Spencer, Iowa

Street scene, Spencer, Iowa

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more