These Vivid Photos Show Texas During The Great Depression And Wartime
During the Great Depression, photographers fanned out across the country to capture the United States. Some of them visited Texas, snapping thousands of pictures.
The photographers continued taking pictures during the early 1940s, when the country was focused on World War II.
Scroll down to look at some of the pictures from Texas -- and click on the slideshow above. The pictures range from the bright lights of downtown Dallas to folks driving to church in the country -- from women making tortillas to farmers picking corn and cotton.
About the pictures
The Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) produced some of the most iconic images of the Great Depression and World War II and included photographers such as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein who shaped the visual culture of the era both in its moment and in American memory. Unit photographers were sent across the country. Of the 170,000 photographs in the collection, approximately 88,000 were printed and placed in the filing cabinets of the FSA-OWI.
Click on the slideshow above for more pictures.
Watch this video that explores the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information's Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress.
Here's another video about the collection from the Library of Congress.
h/t KPLU’s Quirksee