July 1937. Louisiana. Medium-format nitrate negative and caption by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. "I'd be hard pressed to name a favorite among Lange's work, but this would be near the top. I love the reflected light on the woman's face, the few beads of sweat, the wonderful textures of the hat and the umbrella."
The Ice Man: February 1939. Ice for sale. Harlingen, Texas. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. Here we have a very concise study in what you need for an ice business: Telephone, cash register, tongs, ice pick and a big block of you-know-what. Not to mention plenty of twine.