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Waterfall on the Fall Brook Recreational Area, Pennsylvania
Waterfall on the Fall Brook Recreational Area, Pennsylvania
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Cheese Lab, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland
Cheese Lab, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland
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Experimental Spray, Prince Georges County, Beltsville, Maryland
Experimental Spray, Prince Georges County, Beltsville, Maryland
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Slum Section near the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Slum Section near the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
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Theatre on 9th Street, Washington, D.C.
Theatre on 9th Street, Washington, D.C.
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Son of Fannie Corbin, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Son of Fannie Corbin, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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Corbin Hollow Boy, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Corbin Hollow Boy, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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Snow Scene, New Hampshire
Snow Scene, New Hampshire
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Scioto Farms, Ohio Farmer
Scioto Farms, Ohio Farmer
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Mechanical Corn Picker, Grundy County, Iowa
Mechanical Corn Picker, Grundy County, Iowa
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This playlist of photographs—taken from the New York Public Library archives—documents life during America’s Great Depression. It was a time when the agricultural atmosphere and national financial instability were causing large disturbances in rural life across the country. The Farm Security Administration was implemented in 1935 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal—it was, in essence, an effort to alleviate American rural poverty. These images portray the struggles and hardships, but also the beauty and triumphs, of America’s rural people.

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Waterfall on the Fall Brook Recreational Area, Pennsylvania
Waterfall on the Fall Brook Recreational Area, Pennsylvania
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Cheese Lab, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland
Cheese Lab, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland
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Experimental Spray, Prince Georges County, Beltsville, Maryland
Experimental Spray, Prince Georges County, Beltsville, Maryland
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Slum Section near the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Slum Section near the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
$3.95
Theatre on 9th Street, Washington, D.C.
Theatre on 9th Street, Washington, D.C.
$3.95
Son of Fannie Corbin, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Son of Fannie Corbin, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
$3.95
Corbin Hollow Boy, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Corbin Hollow Boy, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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Snow Scene, New Hampshire
Snow Scene, New Hampshire
$3.95
Scioto Farms, Ohio Farmer
Scioto Farms, Ohio Farmer
$3.95
Mechanical Corn Picker, Grundy County, Iowa
Mechanical Corn Picker, Grundy County, Iowa