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HISTORICAL PHOTOS

The photographs below were taken during the 1930's and 40's by the
USDA Farm Security Administration. They are part of a collection now housed at the Library of Congress.

The USDA Farm Security Administration's "New Deal" photography project was implemented under the leadership of Henry Wallace, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's renowned Secretary of Agriculture (1933-1940). Click here for the wholistic agriculture and rural policies of the FSA at that time.

We at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund wish to thank the Photography Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for placing the photos below on their website a number of years ago. In particular, we thank Bill Tarpening, former director of the Photography Center, for taking the initiative to offer these photos to the public and for his contemporary photos of Black farmers also available on the USDA site.

From the USDA Photography Center: "If you desire high resolution digital photos or duplicate tranparencies from the series below please contact the USDA at user.photo@usda.gov or phone: 202 720 6633. Please reference the desired image number and CD number."



Montgomery County,
Alabama - 1937


Louisiana

Tupelo, Mississippi -1936

Newport News,
Virginia - 1942

Chapel Hill,
North Carolina -1942

Laurel, Mississippi -1938

Crowley, Louisiana-1938

Montezuma, Georgia-1939

Montezuma (vicinity),
Georgia-1939

Greene County,
Georgia-1941

Montezuma (vicinity),
Georgia-1939

Jefferson County,
Kentucky-1940

Orangeburg Farms,
South Carolina-1941

Perthshire, Mississippi -1940 

Gee's Bend, Alabama-1939

Hillhouse, Mississippi-1937

Moncks Corner (vicinity),
South Carolina -1941

Eutaw, Alabama-1936

Swepsonville (vicinity),
North Carolina-1940
 

Belcross,
North Carolina-1940


Person County,
North Carolina-1939


Wake County,
North Carolina-1939


(Place and date not available)
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Montgomery County,
Alabama-1937

Belcross,
North Carolina-1940


Montezuma (vicinity),
Georgia-1939


(Place and date not available)

Accomac (vicinity),
Virginia 1940
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