Farm Security Administration Photography

Also Known As: FSA Photography

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Shahn, Ben - Photograph - “An Old Sailor Snapped in Jackson Square, New Orleans”

Photographer Ben Shahn took this 1935 photo in New Orleans's Jackson Square for the Farm Security Administration. ZoomifyView »

Lee, Russell - Photograph - “Farmers sitting on bags of rice, state mill, Abbeville, Louisiana"

Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee captured this image of rice farmers in Abbeville. ZoomifyView »

Lee, Russell - Photograph - “Negro musicians playing accordion and washboard in front of store, near New Iberia, Louisiana”

FSA photographer Russell Lee took "Negro musicians playing accordion and washboard in front of store, near New Iberia" in 1938. ZoomifyView »

Lee, Russell - Photograph - “Roadhouse, Raceland, Louisiana”

1938 photograph of a roadhouse in Raceland taken by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. ZoomifyView »

Lange, Dorothea - Photograph - "Louisiana Negress"

Dorothea Lange took his photograph while traveling through Louisiana for the Farm Security Administration. ZoomifyView »

Lee, Russell - Photograph - “Highway direction markers, Crowley, Louisiana”

Russell Lee took this 1938 photograph in Crowley. It was part of the Farm Security Administration's efforts to document rural southern life during the Great Depression. ZoomifyView »

Vachon, John F. - Photograph - Portrait

Minnesota-born photographer John F. Vachon, a member of the Farm Security Administration photography team, traveled across Louisiana. ZoomifyView »

Lang, Dorothea - Photograph - Portrait

Dorothea Lange, a member of the Farm Security Administration photography team that documented Depression-era rural life. ZoomifyView »

Lee, Russell - Photograph - Portrait

Though best known for his photographs of Texas and New Mexico, Farm Security Photographer Russell Lee also photographed Louisiana during the Great Depression. ZoomifyView »

Evans, Walker - Photograph - “New Orleans downtown street. Louisiana”

Walker Evans photographed this New Orleans street scene for the Farm Security Administration. ZoomifyView »

Locke, Edwin - Photograph - Portrait of Walker Evans

A portrait of Walker Evans by Edwin Locke. Evans travelled throughout the South documenting Depression-era life for the Farm Security Administration. ZoomifyView »

Shahn, Ben - Photograph - portrait, between 1930 and 1940

A portrait of Ben Shahn taken between 1930 and 1940. Part of the Depression-era Farm Security Administration photography team, Shahn was born in Lithuania. ZoomifyView »

Vachon, John - Photograph - "New Orleans, Louisiana. Man sleeping in a doorway" c.1943

John Vachon took this photograph in New Orleans in March 1943. ZoomifyView »

Shahn, Ben - Photograph - “Strawberry Picker, Hammond, Louisiana”

Ben Shahn took this 1935 photograph of a strawberry picker in rural Louisiana. ZoomifyView »

Haughery, Margaret Gaffney - Photograph - Monument in New Orleans, 1936

Walker Evans photographed this monument to philanthropist Margaret Gaffney Haughery in New Orleans c. 1936. It was part of his work for the Farm Security Administration. ZoomifyView »

Oystering - Photograph - Men farming oysters on the Louisiana coast

A 1938 photograph by Fonville Winans of men farming for oysters on the Louisiana coast. ZoomifyView »

Lee, Russell - Photograph - 103-Year-Old Acadian woman reaching for strings of garlic near Crowley, Louisiana, in the 1940s.

Russell Lee took this photograph c. 1945. An inscription on the photo reads, “At the time of this photograph, she was 103, her husband 93. They eke out a meagre existence by catching and selling, in season, crawfish. They live on rice (which they cultivate for their own use, hulling it in a crude mortar and pestle), crawfish and shrimp, with onions and garlic for seasoning. All cooking is done in the open fireplace, which also serves illumination purposes. Their two-room house is unscreened and only wooden shutters keep out some degree of the cold. They have no children; speak only French, and that sparingly.” ZoomifyView »

Wolcott, Marion Post - Photograph - “Marion Post Wolcott with Rolleiflex and Speed Graphic in hand in Montgomery County, Maryland”

January 1940 photograph of Marion Post Wolcott, a member of the Farm Security Administration photography team. ZoomifyView »

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