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Walker Evans

U.S. Department of the Interior and FSA photographsCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2017
County seat of Hale County, Alabama
Born in 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, Walker Evans was one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. For fifty years, Evans recorded the modern America in the making. Evans had the extraordinary ability to see the present as if it were already the past. His principal subject was people in roadside stands, cheap cafés, simple bedrooms, and small-town main streets.
In June 1935, he accepted a job from the U.S. Department of the Interior to photograph a government-built resettlement communities of unemployed coal miners in West Virginia to demonstrate how the federal government was attempting to improve the lot of rural communities during the Depression. His photographs reveal a deep respect for the traditions of the common man and secured his reputation as America’s leading documentary artist.
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The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph
Scott's Run mining camps near Morgantown, West Virginia. Company houses
Coca-Cola shack in Alabama
Allie Mae Burroughs, wife of cotton sharecropper. Hale County, Alabama
Scott's Run mining camps near Morgantown, West Virginia. View near Osage
Bethlehem graveyard and steel mill. Pennsylvania
Victorian house. Easton, Pennsylvania
Gravestone in Bethlehem graveyard. Pennsylvania
Westmoreland project. [Norvelt,] Pennsylvania
View of Westmoreland project. [Norvelt,] Pennsylvania
Depot in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Westmoreland project, Pennsylvania. [Norvelt,] Westmoreland County. Construction worker on the Westmoreland subsistence homestead project
Company store at Hecla Mine Number 1. Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Alabama miners' houses near Birmingham, Alabama
Sidewalk scene in Selma, Alabama
Bethlehem graveyard and steel mill. Pennsylvania
Felicity and Orange Streets. View down Orange Street. New Orleans, Louisiana
Degenerate period of early twentieth-century New Orleans architecture. Louisiana
Victorian cottage. Waveland, Mississippi
New Orleans sandwich shop. Louisiana
Greek Revival house at 1417 Annunciation Street. New Orleans, Louisiana
Belle Grove Plantation, 1858. [Iberville Parish,] Louisiana
Negro houses, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Victorian cottage. Waveland, Mississippi
Fruit sign. Beaufort, South Carolina
Civil War monument. Vicksburg, Mississippi
Roadside sandwich shop. Ponchatoula, Louisiana
View of railroad station. Edwards, Mississippi
Minstrel poster in Alabama town
Vicksburg Negroes and shop front. Mississippi
Ferry and wharf goods. Vicksburg, Mississippi
Rialto Theatre, Washington, D.C.
Store with false front. Vicinity of Selma, Alabama
Degenerate period of early twentieth-century New Orleans architecture. Louisiana
Washstand in the dog run and kitchen of Floyd Burroughs' cabin. Hale County, Alabama
Vicksburg street. Mississippi
Steelmill and workers' houses. Birmingham, Alabama
Erosion near Jackson, Mississippi
Birmingham industrial crowd. Alabama
New outskirts of town, showing Negro houses and soil erosion. Tupelo, Mississippi
Roadside sign. Florida
New Orleans garage mechanic. Louisiana
Negroes and houses. Atlanta, Georgia
Ferry and river men. Vicksburg, Mississippi
Resettlement project near Eatonton, Georgia
Mississippi River steamboat. Vicksburg, Mississippi
Frame house at Beaufort, South Carolina
Main street storefronts. Edwards, Mississippi
Vicinity of Edwards, Mississippi
Negro housing, Vicksburg, Mississippi
Detail of boardinghouse. Birmingham, Alabama
Steelmill workers' company houses and outhouses. Republic Steel Company, Birmingham, Alabama
Erosion near Jackson, Mississippi
Erosion near Oxford, Mississippi
Frame house. Charleston, South Carolina
Erosion near Jackson, Mississippi
Negro housing. Vicksburg, Mississippi
Negro church. South Carolina
View in Negro quarter. Vicksburg, Mississippi
Vicksburg battlefield monument. Mississippi
Negro housing, Vicksburg, Mississippi
Ferry and river men. Vicksburg, Mississippi
Birmingham industrial crowd. Alabama
Steelmill workers' houses, company owned. Vicinity of Birmingham, Alabama
Resettlement project near Eatonton, Georgia
[Market sign.] Winston Salem, North Carolina
Sons of American Legion, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
County seat of Hale County, Alabama
Mule. Hale County, Alabama
Abandoned stores. Advance, Alabama
Street in Marion, Alabama.
Scotts Run, West Virginia
Farm woman in conversation with relief investigator, West Virginia
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Negro cabin. Hale County, Alabama
Scotts Run, West Virginia
Crossroads store, post office. Sprott, Alabama
Workman at quitting time. Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Independence Day, Terra Alta, West Virginia
Small country house
Independence Day, Terra Alta, West Virginia
Sharecropper's grave. Hale County, Alabama
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Tourist house, Georgia
Cotton room, formerly prayer meeting room. Frank Tengle's farm. Hale County, Alabama
General store interior. Moundville, Alabama
Abandoned plantation house, Monticello, Georgia
Negro houses, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Resettlement-constructed homestead near Eatonton, Georgia. Briar Patch Project
Country church. Alabama
Negroes waiting for food in the Forrest City, Arkansas, refugee camp
Flood refugees in canning factory used by the Red Cross as a relief station. Mayfield, Kentucky
View taken from train between Memphis, Tennessee, and Forrest City, Arkansas, during the flood
Negroes in the lineup for food at meal time in the camp for flood refugees, Forrest City, Arkansas
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