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Farm Security Administration

Important Collection of Original 1930s and Early 1940s Farm Security Administration Photographs.

Interesting group of 40 gelatin silver prints taken on behalf of the Farm Security Administration and the Resettlement Administration, primarily depicting the resettlement of poor farmers, including six photographs by Dorothea Lange, twelve by Arthur Rothstein, six by Russell Lee, six by John Vachon, one by Carl Mydans, and a handful attributed only to Acme News Pictures, each with an N.E.A. hand-stamp and many with F.S.A. or Resettlement Administration hand-stamps, most with typed and handwritten notations including photographer identification, caption, and other identifying information such as R.A. image number and date. Some very minor scattered creasing, primarily to margins, one Vachon photo with trimming and minor loss to upper left corner, one Lange photo with crease at lower left corner and red grease pencil notations to photograph, overall excellent condition. Images range from 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 to 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches, sheet size 9x7 to 8x10 inches. Loose as issued, housed in archival box. Various cities, 1934-1943.

The scenes depicted in the photographs include: a Resettlement Administration community project at El Monte, California (Lange); the Agricultural Workers' Health and Medical Association Clinic in Farmersville, California (Lange); an F.S.A. camp in Arvin, Kern County, California (Lange); a mechanical corn picker, Iowa (Rothstein); the annual meeting of the Cooperative of SE Missouri Farms (Rothstein); bags of sugar at a beet factory, Brighton, Colorado (Rothstein); a resettled farmer clipping mules, Creek Farms, Grady County, Georgia (Rothstein); a doctor hired by the farmers' cooperative health association, Fairfield Bench Farms, Montana (Rothstein); interior views of Greenbelt homes (Rothstein); children working in the garden in the F.S.A. Farm Workers Community of Yuba City, California (Lee); a young girl with a basket of freshly picked vegetables at the the F.S.A. Farm Workers Community, Yuba City, California (Lee); a bunk house for migrant cherry pickers, Berrien County, Michigan (Vachon); a mother and her five children in housing for migrant workers, Berrien County, Michigan (Vachon); the F.S.A. county supervisor examining clients' sheep, Nebraska (Vachon); a young boy receiving a typhoid inoculation, Irwinville Farms, Georgia (Vachon); prefabricated houses under construction, Southeast Missouri (Fischer); the California Pea Pickers camp (Acme); and leaders of the Imperial Valley Pea Strike (Acme).

Book ID: 48911

Price: $9,500.00