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American Gothic

These photos remind me of Grant Woods’ American Gothic oil painting but only in the terms of the framing and farm focus. All of the images featured below were taken (circa early 1940s) by Farm Security Administration photographers tasked with reporting and documenting the plight of poor American farmers. I selected the photos below simply because they are striking.

More info about the FSA photos can be found here andhere.

Faro & Doris Caudill, Pie Town, NM (1941)
Faro & Doris Caudill, Pie Town, New Mexico (1941)
Jim Norris and wife, homesteaders, Pie Town, New Mexico
Jim Norris & wife, Pie Town, New Mexico (1940)
Jim Norris, Pie Town, New Mexico (1940)
Jim Norris, Pie Town, New Mexico (1940)
FSA borrower, St. Croix island, Virgin Islands (1941)
FSA borrower, St. Croix island, Virgin Islands (1941)

 

 

 

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