Images in Headers

The images rotating through the headers on this website are from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information digital collection at the Library of Congress. All are part of my current project, an image-rich digital book on race, land, and conservation during the latter years of the New Deal, the late 1930s. To see the full, un-cropped images and citations, see the links below.

“Levi Usher and his family plowing their two-acre tract in the community garden at Hazlehurst Farms, Georgia,” Jack Delano, April 1941.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-043759-D, LC P&P, LINK

“Bobby Willis, son of W.H. Willis, FSA (Farm Security Administration) borrower, getting some of their canned goods off the shelves his father built in their home near Yanceyville, North Carolina,” Marion Post Wolcott, May 1940.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-056228-D, LC P& P, LINK

“The canned goods closet, and chart (on door) of one of the project families. Terrebonne Project, Schriever, Louisiana,” Marion Post Wolcott, June 1940.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-054297-D, FSA/OWI, LC P & P, LINK

“Josh Calahan’s wife with some of her canned goods in the cellar of their new home. Southern Appalachian Project near Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky,” Marion Post Wolcott, November 1940.

LC LC-USF34-056421-D , LINK

“[Mrs. Edmond Reid], FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, with her canned goods. Oakland community, Greene County, Georgia.” Jack Delano, November 1941.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-046448-D, LC P & P, LINK


“R.E. Sneed, rehabilitation client and eight year old daughter on cotton cultivator. Near Batesville, Arkansas,” Carl Mydans, May-June 1936.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-006385-D, LC P&P, LINK

“Untitled,” no caption, Jack Delano, November 1941. [Julia Miller, FSA family, Penfield, Greene County, Georgia]

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-046385-D, LC P&P, LINK


“Rehabilitation client’s son. Kaufman County, Texas.” Arthur Rothstein, July-August 1936.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-005177-E, LC P&P, LINK

“Mrs. Alfred Peterson, wife of tenant purchase borrower, with preserved food, Mesa County, Colorado,” Arthur Rothstein, October 1939.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-028632-D, LINK

“Negro tenant farm woman. A widow. She runs the farm with the help of two children. FSA (Farm Security Administration) borrower. Greene County, Georgia.” Jack Delano, June 1941.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-044697-D, LINK

“FSA (Farm Security Administration) borrower. Saint Mary’s County, Maryland,” John Vachon, September 1940.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF33-016015-M3, LINK

“Rehabilitation client repays loan. Smithfield, North Carolina,” Arthur Rothstein, October 1936.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-005512-E, LINK

“Mrs. Calip White and daughter with fruit and vegetables canned for the winter. Near Scotland, Saint Mary’s County, Maryland,” John Vachon, September 1940.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-061356-D, LINK

“Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California,” Dorothea Lange, March 1936.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
 LC-USZ62-95653, LINK


“FSA (Farm Security Administration) borrower’s son getting some canned goods for dinner out of the pantry in his home. La Delta Project, Thomastown, Louisiana,” Marion Post Wolcott, June 1940.

Library of Congress reference number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-054130-D, LINK

“Wife of Negro tenant farmer, rehabilitation client. Jefferson County, Kansas,” John Vachon, October 1938.

Library of Congress references number and link to uncropped image:
LC-USF34-008747-D, LINK