Soil Conservation Service Poster

Financial Insecurity.jpg
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Title

Soil Conservation Service Poster

Description

This poster is one of many "soil conservation charts" created by the US Department of Agriculture during the 1930s, specifically in response to conditions of drought and farming practices that had exacerbated the problem. In this instance, the Soil Conservation Service makes the case that "Financial Insecurity Follows Erosion of the Soil"--a reverse of prevailing logic that the Dust Bowl was nature-caused affliction. Here, map of a typical farm is annotated with some of the practices that cause erosion over many seasons, and not simply in one summer.

Creator

US Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service

Date

1939

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

jpeg, 4.3 MB
jpeg, 294 KB

Type

Still image

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Original Format

Poster