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Topping off a spar mast for the high lead logging operation. This tree was two hundred fifty feet high. The high climber is topping it off at a height of one hundred eighty-five feet. Washington

Barn and silo on farm optioned by Resettlement Administration fifty miles north of Ithaca, New York. The farm is in good condition and little money need be spent on it. Tompkins County, New York

Community sweet potato plant projects at Lake Dick resettlement project near Althimer, Arkansas, showing hot beds with plants ready for transplanting. There are enough plants here for fifty acres and one hundred families

Background photgraph for Hightstown project. Garment factory on West Twenty-first Street, New York City. Mr. Jacob Solomon, one of the two hundred and fifty selected family heads for the Hightstown Project, is employed in this building. Compare with factory built by Resettlement Administration at Hightstown

Cotton pickers who receive fifty cents a hundred pounds. Kaufman County, Texas

New barn which rehabilitation built with loan of four hundred and fifty dollars. Old barn in background. Ada County, Idaho

"Bryan" barn on rural resettlement farm unit in Irwinville Farms, Georgia. This barn, designed and built under supervision of W.P. Bryan, project manager, cost one hundred forty-five dollars. This compared with the cost of three hundred fifty dollars of Rural Resettlement Administration-specified barn

Background photograph for Hightstown project. Play street for children. Sixth Street and Avenue C, New York City. The Solomon family who are to be resettled at Hightstown, live in this neighborhood. This Resettlement Administration project includes two hundred and fifty homes, four hundred and fourteen acres of farmland, a modern factory, utilities, including water system, recreation area and lake. Each family will have a modern home and an opportunity to work in a cooperative factory. Also a small plot of land for raising garden vegetables

Migrant family in Kern County. This family was sent back at the state line by Los Angeles police. Refused entrance into California, and it was only after they had wired back to Arkansas to borrow fifty dollars cash to show at the border that they were permitted to enter

William Stamper and wife who have lived in the Ozarks for fifty years. Missouri

Preparing dinner for the six hundred fifty flood refugees encamped at Tent City near Shawneetown, Illinois

Plantation house where the Wray family has lived for generations. A cotton plantation of 2700 acres, employing fifty tenant families in 1918 and seven tenant families in 1937. Greene County, Georgia

Auto camp north of Calipatria, California. Approximately eighty families from the Dust Bowl are camped here. They pay fifty cents a week. The only available work now is agricultural labor

The tractor driver is colored. His wages when he works is one dollar and fifty cents a day as long as there is daylight. Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi

Auto camp north of Calipatria, California. Approximately eighty families from the Dust Bowl are camped here. They pay fifty cents a week. The only available work now is agricultural labor

Auto camp north of Calipatria, California. Approximately eighty families from the Dust Bowl are camped here. They pay fifty cents a week. The only available work now is agricultural labor

6:40 p.m. Tip Estes, hired man near Fowler, Indiana, filling an automatic hog waterer. He has to carry eighty gallons of water fifty yards to fill this

Aboard a trap fishing boat, delivering fish at the freezer. Most of the trap boats are owned by the freezers. Men work on shares, the company gets fifty percent. Prices are set according to days supply in all traps. As in almost all cases traps share equally in a day's run. Fishermen get little money either way--they either sell little fish for a comparatively decent price, or much fish for very little. Provincetown, Massachusetts

Aboard a trap fishing boat, delivering fish at freezer. Most of the trap boats are owned by the freezer. Men work on shares, the company fifty percent. Prices are set according to day's supply in all traps. As in almost all cases traps share equally in a day's run. Fishermen get little either way, they either sell little fish for a comparatively decent price or much fish for little. Provincetown, Massachusetts

Henry Lotz closing the gate to the barns at the Midway City Dairy Association, near Santa Ana. Orange County, California. Seven families obtained a loan of seven thousand eight hundred fifty dollars from the Resettlement Administration payable in installments over a period of five years and and started a cooperative. From their earnings and wages they have met every payment when due. Henry Lotz says "This Resettlement loan, it's a future to us from the bidding platform for old age labor"

Auto camp north of Calipatria, California. Approximately eighty families from the Dust Bowl are camped here. They pay fifty cents a week. The only available work now is agricultural labor

A colony of twenty adobe houses built by the inhabitants with materials supplied by the Great Western Sugar Company. Thirteen of the houses are used, seven being unfit for habitation. In the thirteen houses, there live approximately fifty people. Being in limits of an incorporated town (Hudson) there is a water system. However, there is only one outlet (an outdoor spigot) for this whole colony. No electricity, gas or sewerage system

Home of rural rehabilitation client, Tulare County, California. They bought twenty acres of raw unimproved land with a first payment of fifty dollars which was money saved out of relief budget (August 1936). They received a Farm Security Administration (FSA) loan of seven hundred dollars for stock and equipment. Now they have a one-room shack, seven cows, three sows, and homemade pumping plant, along with ten acres of improved permanent pasture. Cream check approximately thirty dollars per month. Husband also works about ten days a month outside the farm. Husband is twenty-six years old, wife twenty-two, three small children. Been in California five years. "Piece by piece this place gets put together. One more piece of pipe and our water tank will be finished."

Home of rural rehabilitation client. Tulare County, California. They bought twenty acres of raw unimproved land with a first payment of fifty dollars which was money saved out of relief budget (August 1936). They received a FSA (Farm Security Administration) loan of seven hundred dollars for stock and equipment. Now they have a one-room shack, seven cows, three sows, and homemade pumping plant, along with ten acres of improved permanent pasture. Cream check approximately thirty dollars a month. Husband also works about ten days a month on odd jobs outside the farm. Husband is twenty-six years old, wife twenty-two. Three small children. Been in California five years. "Piece by piece this place gets put together. One more piece of pipe and our water tank will be finished."

Home of rural rehabilitation client, Tulare County, California. They bought twenty acres of raw unimproved land with a first payment of fifty dollars which was money saved out of relief budget (August 1936). They received a Farm Security Administration (FSA) loan of seven hundred dollars for stock and equipment. Now they have a one-room shack, seven cows, three sows, and homemade pumping plant, along with ten acres of improved permanent pasture. Cream check approximately thirty dollars per month. Husband also works about ten days a month outside the farm. Husband is twenty-six years old, wife twenty-two, three small children. Been in California five years. "Piece by piece this place gets put together. One more piece of pipe and our water tank will be finished."

A colony of twenty adobe houses built by the inhabitants with materials supplied by the Great Western Sugar Company. Thirteen of the houses are used; seven are being unfit to use for inhabitation. In the thirteen houses live approximately fifty people. Being in the limits of an incorporated town (Hudson) there is a water system. However there is only one outlet (an outdoor spigot) for this whole colony. No electricity, gas or sewerage system. Colorado

One of the four outhouses which serve fifty people. Great Western Sugar Company's beet sugar workers' colony at Hudson, Colorado

Small cotton farm, Kern County, California. The farmer keeps accounts. Each picker weighs his sack of cotton. In this case the sack weighs approximately fifty pounds. Took three hours to pick, for which, on basis of seventy-five cents per one hundred pounds of picked cotton, he will be paid thirty-eight cents

Rural rehabilitation, Tulare County, California. This family had been on relief. They are now re-established on a small farm, where their cash outlay for food is about two dollars and fifty cents a week for a family of seven

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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

Day laborers being hired for cotton picking on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations. Between four and six-thirty every morning during the season, near the Hallan Bridge in Memphis, Tennessee, crowds of Negroes in the streets gather and are loaded into trucks by drivers who bid, and offer them anywhere from fifty cents to one dollar per day

Uncle George who has worked in the blacksmith and carpentry shop on Marcella Plantation ever since he left prison fifty years ago. Mileston, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

On the plains west of Fresno, California. Family of seven from Oregon dairy ranch which they lost. "We tried to get too big, I guess. Milk cans are all that's left of the dairy. Now pick bolls to make fifty cents to one dollar a day. We can't work every day or maybe we could get by." Rent for house without water or sanitation -six dollars per month. Plan next to pick fruit. "They say if you come to California, you always come back, but I'm willing to leave it."

Day laborers being hired for cotton picking on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations. Between four and six-thirty every morning during the season, near the Hallan Bridge in Memphis, Tennessee, crowds of Negroes in the streets gather and are loaded into trucks by drivers who bid, and offer them anywhere from fifty cents to one dollar per day

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Day laborers being hired for cotton picking on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations. Between four and six-thirty every morning during the season, near the Hallan Bridge in Memphis, Tennessee, crowds of Negroes in the streets gather and are loaded into trucks by drivers who bid, and offer them anywhere from fifty cents to one dollar per day

Living conditions for migratory children in private auto camp during pea harvest. Tent space fifty cents a week. Outskirts of Calipatria, California

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

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The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Loading truck in sugar beet field. Average wage of field worker: two dollars and fifty cents per day and dinner and supper during topping. Near Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon

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The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Calipatria, Imperial County. Living conditions for migratory laborers in private auto camp. Tent space fifty cents a week. California

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Squaw Valley farm. 640 acres, with sixty in tillable land, raises mainly livestock, Established about fifty years ago. Note shackes on small building in foreground. Ola self-help sawmill co-op supplied shingles for barn and grainery. Note new lumber for the mill piled in yard. Gem County, Idaho. General caption 48

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 one-and-a-half story part of this house was built fifty to sixty years ago. The two-story part was built in 1900. Farm is owned by a woman whose husband died seventeen years ago. Person County, North Carolina

Calipatria, Imperial County. Living conditions for migratory laborers in private auto camp. Tent space fifty cents a week

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Woodpiles along the street are a characteristic of Portland, Oregon. Costs five dollars and fifty cents per cord, and must be hauled thirty-five miles. (Shows homeowner on porch.) Portland, Oregon

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Log house of rural non-farm family. House is over fifty years old. Orange County, North Carolina

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Living conditions for migratory laborers in private auto camp. Tent space fifty cents per week. Calipatria, Imperial County

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Home of family living in Sumac Park, shacktown community outside of Yakima, Washington. Father is ill and unable to work. They are paying for land (three hundred and fifty dollars) at rate of seven dollars a month

Washington, Yakima Valley, near Wapato. Name of Borrower, Edgar Hardt. On Tenant Purchase farm. Forty acres, price six thousand fifty dollars, all stock and machinery included. Diversified irrigated farm, raising grapes, tomatoes, cantaloupes and watermelons, sweet and field corn, hay and grain. They have six cows, hogs

Woodpiles along the street are a characteristic of Portland, Oregon. Costs five dollars and fifty cents per cord, and must now be hauled thirty-five miles. Portland, Oregon

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Meeting opens with taking the collection. Army contributes (about one dollar and fifty cents) again, as well as the audience. Salvation Army, San Francisco, California

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Squaw Valley farm. 640 acres, sixty in tillable land, raises mainly livestock. Established about fifty years ago. Note old shakes on small building in foreground. The Ola self-help sawmill co-op has supplied shingles for barn and grainery. Note new lumber from the mill, piled in yard. Gem County, Idaho. General caption 48

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Day laborers being hired for cotton picking on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations. Between four and six-thirty every morning during the season, near the Hallan Bridge in Memphis, Tennessee, crowds of Negroes in the streets gather and are loaded into trucks by drivers who bid, and offer them anywhere from fifty cents to one dollar per day

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

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The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Migrant camp, Weslaco, Texas. Local employment men say that there was no need for migrant labor to handle the citrus and vegetable crops in the valley, the local supply of labor being ample for this purpose. Most of the local labor is Mexican and the labor contractors favor Mexican labor over white labor, partly because the Mexican will work much cheaper than whites. One white woman who was a permanent resident (her husband was on WPA (Works Progress Administration/Work Projects Administration) said that the white people who lived in the valley, had no trouble with the Mexicans. The Mexicans were good neighbors, she said, always willing to share what they had. She said the white migrants who came into the valley and resented and misunderstood the Mexicans caused the trouble between the two races. Some towns in this section permit camping only in trailers. The charge for camping in tents is about fifty cents per week, including water, which in some cases must be carried four city blocks. Privies are tin, very bad condition. Garbage is collected only once a week, with large dumps of decaying fruits and vegetables scattered among the camps. Some of the white migrants in this camp were very suspicious of governmental activity, due to the use by south Texas newspapers of the term "concentration camps" referring to FSA (Farm Security Administration) camps

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Loading truck in sugar beet field. Average wage of field worker: two dollars and fifty cents per day and dinner and supper during topping. Near Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon

Mexican boy drinking out of water faucet. There were five of these faucets to supply water for about fifty Mexican families averaging five members each. They live in five units. Robstown, Texas

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Cars parked in yard of private home across from Pratt and Whitney, United Aircraft. They charge fifty cents a week or ten cents a day. They have about 400 cars every twenty-four hours. East Hartford, Connecticut

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Tom Reed, hog and cattle farmer, whose father came from Iowa fifty years ago to this farm near Lexington, Nebraska

Decorated for gallantry in action. Private Bukaro Frafra, Gold Coast Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force, who has been awarded the Imperial Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in the East African campaign. In April, 1941, as a member of a patrol sent out to find its way over a ravine and across a tank trap, he work his Bren gun forward to within fifty yards of the tank trap, inflicting seven casualties on an enemy party working beyond it. On April 1941, under very heavy fire, he was wounded but refused to give in. He stuck to his gun until it was knocked out of action and he was wounded a second time. He is one of the first three African soldiers to receive the Imperial Distinguished Conduct Medal

Washington, D.C. George Camblair leaving home early in the morning to go to the Selective Service Board from which, with about fifty others, he will leave by train for the induction station

Greenbelt, Maryland. Tenants cultivating their garden plot. Each tenant receives a fifty foot plot. It costs him a dollar to have it plowed, and he must then take care of it himself, or make some arrangement with a neighbor. Plots are situated outside the housing zone

New York, New York. Pressroom of the New York Times newspaper. Transporting plates from shaver to presses on truck. Each plate weighs about fifty pounds, is made of lead alloy and is remelted after each printing in Autoplate

Washington, D.C. George Camblair leaving home early in the morning to go to the Selective Service Board from which, with about fifty others, he will leave by train for the induction station

Washington, D.C. George Camblair leaving home early in the morning to go to the Selective Service Board from which, with about fifty others, he will leave by train for the induction station

Production. Fifty-foot steel ramp boats. Steel ramp boats, fifty feet long, powered by twin diesel engines, are being made in great numbers at a large Southern boat building yard. Two of the ramp boats, one with the ramp partly lowered, shown at the right. The materials in the foreground are for the construction of buildings that will house the production lines, which have heretofore been in the open. Higgins Industries

Lake Muroc, California. An armorer placing fifty caliber machine gun bullets in a magazine

Lake Muroc, California. An armorer placing fifty caliber machine gun bullets in a magazine

Armorer placing fifty caliber machine gun bullets in magazine. Lake Muroc, California

Washington, D.C. George Camblair leaving home early in the morning to go to the Selective Service Board from which, with about fifty others, he will leave by train for the induction station

Clinton, Iowa. Blackboard in the Disher rooming house for railroad workers. It lists the names and room numbers of the men. This enables the "caller" to find the men and wake them. If men come in very late and go out very early they simply enclose their fifty cents in one of the envelopes, write their name on it, and drop it in the slot in the little box in the corner

Frederick, Maryland. Walter Spangenberg, a student at Woodrow Wilson High School, travels fifty miles from his home to take flying lessons

Production. Shell loading. Nonchalantly loading a two-ton "block buster" at a large Midwest plant. Every precaution is taken, but a certain stoicism is required for this job. The workmen fill each end of the bomb with TNT, delivered "hot," and the remaining spaces with amatol, a mixture of fifty percent ammonium hydrate and fifty percent TNT. Ravenna ordnance plant

Mexican miner protesting "I don't want to just grow up to rust and die." He's fifty years old. Scotts Run, Bertha Hill, West Virginia

Mexican miner protesting "I don't want to just grow up to rust and die." He's fifty years old. Scotts Run, Bertha Hill, West Virginia