Monday, April 24, 2006

USDA Historical Photos

USDA Historical Photos - This site is a United States Department of Agriculture collection of about 400 photographs which provides a portrait of rural and small town American life mainly in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

I have to admit that I found this collection interesting. I spent more time looking at these pictures than I had originally planned. Some of the pictures look like they could have been taken today. Others clearly could not have been...

From the site:

Most of the photographs on display in this section were taken between 1937 and 1943 during the Farm Security Administration (FSA) era. The entire FSA collection of almost 300,000 pictures are housed at the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration. Included on these pages are other USDA photographs, some of which date back to the 1800s.Additional photos are planned to be added.

1 comment:

Jennie W said...

Those are really great pictures! Definitely makes you glad to live in the modern age.