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May 1937. Migratory family traveling across the desert in search of work in cotton at Roswell, New Mexico.

June 1937. "Idle men attend the morning movies. There are three such movies in one block. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

July 1939. "Daughter of white tobacco sharecropper at country store. Person County, North Carolina." The rustic emporium seen earlier here and here. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

Circa 1937. "Hardware store, 906 Bourbon Street, New Orleans." Carrying a full line of protectants and preservatives, none of which seem to be suitable for the store itself. 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston

New Orleans circa 1937. "Courtyard at 1133-1135 Chartres Street." Young and old, hangin' with the laundry.

Hector's Palace of Sweets: 1937

Royal Castle: 1937. New Orleans circa 1937. "1301 Royal Street." Longtime residence of A. Fern. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston

Hoovervilles , Seattle Washington "Hooverville" became a common term for shacktowns and homeless encampments during the Great Depression. There were dozens in Washington, hundreds throughout the country, due to the housing and employment crisis of the 1930s. Seattle's main Hooverville was one of the largest, longest-lasting, and best documented in the nation. It stood for ten years, 1931 to 1941.

February 1937. "Tracy (vicinity), California. U.S. Highway 99. Missouri family of five, seven months from the drought area. Broke, baby sick, car trouble." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration

Sept. 8, 1937. "Steuben Glass, 718 Fifth Ave., New York. Exterior, general view. William & Geoffrey Platt, architects."

New York, 1937. "Times Square with Father Duffy statue still wrapped up." Sculptor Charles Keck's likeness of Francis P. Duffy, the New York Army National Guard chaplain decorated for his service in France with the 69th Infantry Regiment during World War I. Duffy Square and the statue were dedicated on May 2, 1937, by Mayor LaGuardia. Photo by Peter Sekaer.