A Southern Illinois Album: Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1936-1943

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Life on the road was anything but glamorous for Farm Security Administration photographers traveling through southern Illinois in the mid-1930s. Often their most promising subjects lived at the end of the worst roads, many of which lacked bridges, drainage ditches, or gravel. Outfitted with three government-issue cameras, flashbulbs, tripods, and film-processing chemicals, their job was to help "explain America to Americans" by seeking out and photographing the one-third of the nation FDR described as "ill-housed, ill-clad, ...

A Southern Illinois Album: Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1936-1943 1990, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809315895

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A Southern Illinois Album: Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1936-1943 1990, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809315888

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