Homeward Bound: September 1938. Capels, West Virginia. "Miner waiting for ride home. Each miner pays twenty-five cents a week to owner of car." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. Click to view full size.
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."
Such Is Life: October 1938. "Mother and children with popcorn, National Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana." Valuable practice for the Popcorn Festival. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. Click to view full size.
Whirlpool: January 1939. "Housewife boiling clothes -- Chicot Farms, Arkansas." Note the primitive nature of this washer -- it doesn't even have a "simmer" setting. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. Click to view full size.