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The family of Mr. Leroy Dunn, chopping cotton in a rented field near White Plains, Greene County, Georgia, June 1941.
Arkansas cotton pickers - early morning.
Mrs. Hoover presents cup to boy winner at National 4-H Club Camp. Mrs. Hoover presenting to John C. Jackson of East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the cup known as the Secretary of Agriculture Trophy, at the National Boys' and Girls' 4-H Club Camp held on the grounds of the Department of Agriculture in Washington. This award is made to the biy and girl selected as best typifying 4-H club work of the 700,000 rural boys and girls enrolled in the 4-H farm and home making clubs in the 48 states and Hawaii. Secretary of Agriculture Arthur M. Hyde can be seen next to Mrs. Hoover
Nihkoyak, men's house at winter camp--Nunivak
The big duo. Just before leaving for the presidential camp on the Rapidan, President Hoover and Premier MacDonald posed for this picture on the front steps of the White House
Uncle Sam shows how troops traveled 75 years ago and today in military pageant held at Camp Holabird, Maryland. Seventy-five years ago Uncle Sam's troops moved and carried their supplies by ox-cart and now today, they use high-powered tanks to carry them against the enemy. All this was shown to public at the Military Transportation Pageant held at Camp Holabird, Baltimore, Maryland, June 12, by the United States Army
Locust plagues in Palestine. Methods of fighting the locust plague. Camp of the locust fighters. An evening scene at Shaluf
Scouts present president with buffalo horn as birthday gift. President Hoover will be 56 years old on Sunday, August 10. Representative Boy Scouts of the District of Columbia presented him with a buffalo horn as a birthday present today. Harold [...], Troop 33, Takoma Park, Md., is shown making the presentation. The horn was prepared by over 200 scouts at their summer camp, Camp Roosevelt on Chesapeake Bay [White House, Washington, D.C.]
Colonel H.P. Sheldon, U.S. Game Commissioner, and Hon. R.W. Dunlap, Assist. Secretary of Agriculture, aboard the new speedboat recently purchased by the Department of Agriculture for use in enforcing the migratory bird law in the Potomac River. The boat is fully equipped, and will run 30 miles an hour
[Tents, military camp]
[Bonus Army camp, Anacostia, Washington, D.C.?]
[Vacated Bonus Army camp?]
[Bonus Army camp, Anacostia, Washington, D.C.?]
[Military camp]
#42 B.E.F. Camp Anacostia D.C. 1932 ; Camp Marks, B.E.F. '32
[Bonus Army camp, Anacostia, Washington, D.C.?]
[Bonus Army camp "Who killed the bonus." Anacostia, Washington, D.C.?]
Mexican workers on strike. California
Drinking fountains are provided at engineering projects and recreational parks for visitors' convenience. This one was donated by the labor unions associated in the Tennessee Valley Workers' Council as a memorial to a labor relations official of the Authority after his death. The bronze dedication placque carries the favorite stanza of the deceased which reads as follows: "Mourn not the dead who in the cool earth lie, Dust unto dust, The calm sweet earth that mothers all who die, As all men must, But rather mourn the apathetic throng, The cowed and the meek, Who know the world's great anguish and its wrong, And dare not speak."
Demountable employee housing. Group of construction workers' houses, built on demountable principle, on a dam construction project in North Carolina. Some of these houses are on their third location since they were first built in Alabama and hauled approximately 300 miles in sections
Camp site of striking Mexican workers. Corcoran, California
Picket line, Mexican workers. Corcoran, California
Dead Sea Album, prepared for the Palestine Potash Ltd. Houses in camp are open on both sides except for wire screening
[Prisoners breaking up rocks at a prison camp or road construction site]

[Prisoners breaking up rocks at a prison camp or road construction sit...

Title and date devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primarily in the southern United States and the Bahamas.

[Farm wagon, driven by an African American man, Reed Camp, South Carolina]

[Farm wagon, driven by an African American man, Reed Camp, South Carol...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Farm Wagon, Reed Camp, S.C.; 2; Dec. 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk m... More

[Farm wagon, driven by an African American man, Reed Camp, South Carolina]

[Farm wagon, driven by an African American man, Reed Camp, South Carol...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "2. Farm wagon, Reed Camp, SC Dec 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk music... More

[African American convicts working with axes, Reed Camp, South Carolina]

[African American convicts working with axes, Reed Camp, South Carolin...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Convicts Reed Camp, SC; Dec. 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians... More

[Prisoners working outside Reed Camp, South Carolina; Portraits of Ernest and Paul, Jennings, Louisiana; Portrait of Sam Ballard, New Iberia, Louisiana; Views of a baptism near Mineola, Texas]

[Prisoners working outside Reed Camp, South Carolina; Portraits of Ern...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "N54: Ernest and Paul Jennings, La. July 1934, no other print of this"; "N57: Sam Ballard (Old Dad), New Ibe... More

Prisoner in camp hospital, Darrington State Farm, Texas
[African American convicts working with axes, watchtower in background, Reed Camp, South Carolina]

[African American convicts working with axes, watchtower in background...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Convicts Reed Camp, SC; Dec. 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians... More

[Prisoners breaking up rocks at a prison camp or road construction site]

[Prisoners breaking up rocks at a prison camp or road construction sit...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primarily in the southern United States and the Bahamas.

[Dead Sea album prepared for the Palestine Potash Ltd. Palestine Potash camp at Usdum]
Texas tenant farmer in Marysville, California, migrant camp during the peach season. 1927 made seven thousand dollars in cotton. 1928 broke even. 1929 went in the hole. 1930 still deeper. 1931 lost everything. 1932 hit the road. 1935, fruit tramp in California
Russell W. Lee, Farm Security Administration photographer
Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Actual size of negative is D (approximately 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). Negative had no edge number. To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appeara... More

To harvest the crops of California thousands of families live literally on wheels, San Joaquin Valley

To harvest the crops of California thousands of families live literall...

Photograph shows children sitting on top of family belongings piled up on the back of a flatbed truck; two men are standing by the sides of the truck.

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). To identify this image it may help to search online for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There wa... More

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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U.S. Farm security administration photographs, 1930s, great depression

U.S. Farm security administration photographs, 1930s, great depression

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Stove made out of old oil can, squatter's camp, Arkansas
Camp near Madeba, Apr. 19, 1935
American Great Depression, 1935. Farm Security Administration photographs.

American Great Depression, 1935. Farm Security Administration photogra...

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Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Annotation on original negative jacket. To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There was no caption for this imag... More

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937). The photographs of the Farm Se... More

Farm security administration, 1935

Farm security administration, 1935

To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist. Transfer; Un... More

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937). The photographs of the Farm Se... More

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Annotation on original negative jacket. This image in a jacket marked "Killed" To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have tit... More

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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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...

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Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information photo.

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information photo.

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Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Farm security administration, office of war information black and white negatives

Farm security administration, office of war information black and whit...

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Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives
Clara B. Thompson, Director of Home Economics, Farm Security Administration
L.H. Hewes, Farm Security Administration. Regional Director, Region Nine
No garbage disposal. Brawley, Imperial Valley, California
Mexican field worker, father of six. Imperial Valley, Riverside County, California
Woman of Shafter camp. California
Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Family of Arkansas sharecropper

Family of Arkansas sharecropper

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

Western Union telegram
Date picker's home. Coachella Valley, California
The Pine Camp military area near Watertown, New York, which was expanded under FSA (Farm Security Administration) supervision. Auctioning off a dairy herd on the Ingalls farm near Antwerp, New York
Disease makes ghost town of boy scout camp. Presidential order delaying the Boy Scout Jamboree for a year because of infantile paralysis in Virginia made a ghost town of the city of tents before the camp came properly to life. Nearly $300,000 was spent on construction of the camp. The Jamboree is expected to be held here a year hence. Photo made from Goodyear Airship Enterprise. 8/9/35
Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives
Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives
Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

To identify this image it may help to search online for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There was no caption card for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist. ... More

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist. Transfer; Un... More

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

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Farm security administration, 1935

Farm security administration, 1935

To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist. Transfer; Un... More

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937). The photographs of the Farm Se... More

FSA - Farm Security Administration Images

FSA - Farm Security Administration Images

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One of the tens of thousands untitled images from  FSA/OWI

One of the tens of thousands untitled images from FSA/OWI

This image in a jacket marked "Killed." To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There was no caption for this imag... More

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937). The photographs of the Farm Se... More

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist. Transfer; Un... More

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937). The photographs of the Farm Se... More

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Sunday in Scotts Run, West Virginia

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Sunday in Scotts Run, West Virgin...

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 Security Administration photo, 1935

Farm Security Administration photo, 1935

This image in a jacket marked "Killed." To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There was no caption for this imag... More

Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information - black and white negatives 1930s-1940s

Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information - black and wh...

To identify this image it may help to search online for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist. Trans... More

Child living in Corbin Hollow, Virginia

Child living in Corbin Hollow, Virginia

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 / Office of War Information photo.

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information photo.

Annotation on original negative jacket. This image in a jacket marked "Killed" To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have tit... More

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

Actual size of negative is D (approximately 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There w... More

U.S. Farm Security Administration photograph

U.S. Farm Security Administration photograph

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Truck driver's family. Imperial Valley, California
Drought refugees from Oklahoma looking for work in the pea fields of California. Near San Jose Mission
Pea pickers from Vermont - 6 weeks earnings $7.00 - at squatter's camp, Nipomo

Pea pickers from Vermont - 6 weeks earnings $7.00 - at squatter's camp...

Photograph shows men working on an automobile parked in front of a tent in a grove of eucalyptus trees. Title from item. In album: Rural rehabilitation camps for migrants in California / compiled by Paul S. Tay... More

Home of Mexican field laborers. Brawley, Imperial Valley, California
Farm Security Administration Photograph

Farm Security Administration Photograph

To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist. Transfer; Un... More

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937). The photographs of the Farm Se... More

Imperial Valley, California. Old Mexican laborer saying "I have worked all my life and all I have now is my broken body"
Mother of family camped near a creek bed, panning for gold. "Slept in a bed all my life long till now--sleeping on the ground." Near Redding, California
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