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Sins of Passion: August 1937. "Early morning scene. Tower, Minnesota." Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee

Dishpan Hans: September 1937. Effie, Minnesota. "Washing dishes in lumber camp." Medium format negative by Russell Lee

Guitar Hero: July 1939. Migrant boy removing guitar before family leaves for California. At old homestead near Muskogee, Oklahoma. Medium format safety negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

Texas Tomatoes: March 1939. San Antonio, Texas. "Wives of vegetable peddlers sometimes accompany their husbands to the early morning market." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

Truck Farm: November 1938. "Farm woman beside her barn door. Tulare County, California. No more horseshoes!" Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange

A Tehama Home Companion: November 1940. Tehama County, California. John Frost and his daughter listening to the radio in their home. Medium format safety negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

Texas Laundress: February 1939. "Twelve-year-old girl who keeps house in a trailer for her three brothers who are migrant workers, near Harlingen, Texas." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee

Agua Fria: May 1940. Young migratory agricultural workers singing at the Saturday night dance. Agua Fria migratory labor camp, Arizona. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

The Texaco Troubadour: June 1940. Pie Town, New Mexico. "Farm boy playing guitar in front of the filling station and garage." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee....

Lady of the Flies: November 1936. "Children and home of migratory cotton workers. Migratory camp, southern San Joaquin Valley, California." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange

Dark Room: May 1938. New Madrid County, Missouri. "Interior of house without windows, home of sharecropper, cut-over farmer of Mississippi bottoms." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

Cold Comfort: New York, summer 1938. Street vendor of shaved ices. Medium format nitrate negative by Jack Allison for the Farm Security Administration.

October 1939. "Young migrant mother has just finished washing. Merrill Farm Security Administration camp, Klamath County, Oregon." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the FSA.

House Without Windows: May 1938. New Madrid County, Missouri. "House without windows. Home of sharecropper cut-over farmers of Mississippi bottoms." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

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.

Starting Over: December 1935. Resettled farm child. From Taos Junction to Bosque Farms project, New Mexico. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. "Stunning picture, really pulls you in. Makes you wonder why she is so sad? And is she actually sad or simply really bored? "

Louise Dyson: September 1940. St. Marys County, Maryland. Mrs. Louise Dyson, wife of Farm Security Administration borrower. She is the mother of fifteen children. Medium format safety negative by John Vachon for the FSA.

1920s Former Farm Girl -- Frances Taylor visits the family farm after living in the big city of San Francisco, and hams it up. from MeraM's flickr stream.