15 Staff Selections from the FSA-OWI Collection

No one can work long with Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographs without developing some personal favorites. One of the pleasures of using the collection lies in sharing "finds" with others. The development of this site offered the members of the Prints and Photographs Division reference staff a much-appreciated opportunity to share some of their favorites with the public. Some of the selections were described as "fun," others as "haunting." Still others were images whose proven appeal was so great that staff felt they should not be missed, thus demonstrating the difficulty of limiting the number of popular images in the collection to a mere "15 Popular Requests".

There are no known restrictions on the use of the images. For further information, see the Rights Information page.

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General store interior, Moundville, Alabama
Photographer: Walker Evans
Reproduction Number: LC-USF342-8164-A
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Kitchen...Hidalgo County, Texas.
Photographer: Russell Lee
Reproduction Number: LC-USF34-32145-D
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Medicine show, Huntingdon, Tennessee.
Photographer: Ben Shahn
Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-34691

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Washington, D.C. Field Trips for the "flying nun" preflight class...
Photographer: Ann Rosener
Reproduction Number: LC-USW3-31400-D

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Tap dancing...at Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa.
Photographer: Jack Delano
Reproduction Number: LC-USW3-2809-D
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