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  • Tags: Great Depression

Schardt - Three Able Seamen.JPG
This print’s obviously ironic title asks us to notice what flows into the void of unemployment—all the moments of time the remain to be filled. Three men stare into the near distance, fiddle with their fingers, or even empty a pebble from a shoe.…

Bourke-White--World's Highest.jpg
In one of the most famous photographs of the 1930s, White appears to juxtapose a Great Depression unemployment line with the collective dream of an American Way. But her image actually was taken in Louisville, Kentucky after a flood of the Ohio…

Wolcott--Day Laborers.jpg
The full title of this photograph is "Day laborers carrying sack of cotton from field to cotton house to be weighed, Marcella Plantation, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi." It was taken by a photographer hired by the Farm Security Administration during…

Cotton Harvesters.jpg
The full title of this photograph is "Three international pickers in a cotton field on Hopson Plantation, Mississippi Delta." It was taken by a photographer on contract with the Farm Services Administration, documenting agricultural practices and…
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