Perusing The New York Public Library Archives

I’ve been wasting quite a bit of time lately browsing the archives recently posted by the New York Public Library. I guess you can’t consider it a waste when it reflects so vividly the origins from whence we all come. More than anything, the nature of these photographs strike me because they are so matter of fact, such a direct depiction of every day life at a crucial point in the forming of our country. The one’s I’ve posted below all come from the Farm Security Administration Collection, spanning 1935 to 1944. There is a heat and vitality to the people they contain, in spite of the reality of their struggles.  You can find the New York Public Library Archives here.

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