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AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2

Resource (online)for photos 1933-45

Here's the site where I found photos of Black migrant workers, Black farmers in Halifax County, NC, and the grandstand for the Negro League ballpark at 44th and Parkside in Philly (searc it by state, then county)

Vera was nice enough to post the link ( I mistakenly told some of you "farm security association" but it's "farm security administration"

Apologies,

B

The black-and-white photographs of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are a landmark in the history of documentary photography. The images show Americans at home, at work, and at play, with an emphasis on rural and small-town life and the adverse effects of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and increasing farm mechanization. Some of the most famous images portray people who were displaced from farms and migrated West or to industrial cities in search of work. In its latter years, the project documented America's mobilization for World War II. The collection includes about 164,000 black-and-white negatives; this release provides access to over 160,000 of these images. The FSA-OWI photographers also produced about 1600 color photographs. Two illustrated lists of frequently requested images from the FSA-OWI Collection, "'Migrant Mother' Photographs" and "Photographs of Signs Enforcing Racial Discrimination", are also available from the Prints and Photographs Reading Room.
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