Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2000

Keywords

1930's, New Deal Resettlement Administration, Farm Security Administration, Great Depression, New Deal, Jack Delano, John Collier, Edwin Locke, Carl Mydans, Arthur Rothstein, Marion Post Wolcott, Russell Lee, Edwin Rosskam, Fenno Jacobs, Walker Evans, Herbert Mayer, Gordon Parks, Walter Payton, Maine, Aroostook County, Ashland, Bath, Boothbay, Caribou, Fort Kent, Fryeburg, Houlton, Lille, New Sweden, Presque Isle, Rockland, Saint David, Soldier Pond, Van Buren, Vermont, Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Bridgewater, Castleton, Essex Junction, Hardwick, Lowell, Manchester, Morrisville, Orange County, Proctor, Rutland, Springfield, Tinmouth, Tunbridge, Windsor County, Woodstock, Rhode Island, Johnstown, Newport, Massachusetts, Concord, Lowell, New Bedford, Northampton, Plymouth, Provincetown, Quincy, Truro, New Hampshire, Amaskeag, Franconia, Manchester, and Shelburne; in Connecticut, Berlin, Canterbury, Colchester, Hartford, Meriden, New Britain, Norwich, Southington, Suffield, Taftville, Windsor Locks, New England, Farming, Larndscapes, Portiates, State Fair, Logging

Abstract

Description:

Reproductions from the Library of Congress, Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, used in a 1974 exhibition at the University Art Gallery. The photographs are by Jack Delano, John Collier, Edwin Locke, Carl Mydans, Arthur Rothstein, Marion Post Wolcott, Russell Lee, Edwin Rosskam, Fenno Jacobs, Walker Evans, Herbert Mayer, Gordon Parks, and Walter Payton. Places represented include: in Maine, Aroostook County, Ashland, Bath, Boothbay, Caribou, Fort Kent, Fryeburg, Houlton, Lille, New Sweden, Presque Isle, Rockland, Saint David, Soldier Pond, and Van Buren; in Vermont, Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Bridgewater, Castleton, Essex Junction, Hardwick, Lowell, Manchester, Morrisville, Orange County, Proctor, Rutland, Springfield, Tinmouth, Tunbridge, Windsor County, and Woodstock; in New Hampshire, Amaskeag, Franconia, Manchester, and Shelburne; in Connecticut, Berlin, Canterbury, Colchester, Hartford, Meriden, New Britain, Norwich, Southington, Suffield, Taftville, and Windsor Locks; in Massachusetts, Concord, Lowell, New Bedford, Northampton, Plymouth, Provincetown, Quincy, and Truro; and in Rhode Island, Johnstown and Newport. The images include those of farmhouses, farming activities, farm families, woodsmen, and logging activities, as well as streetscapes, landscapes, portraits of individuals, and scenes from special events, such as a Memorial Day parade, an American Legion convention, the Vermont State Fair, and a barrel-rolling contest in Presque Isle, Maine.

Date Range:

1936-37 and 1939-43./p>

Size of Collection:

12.5 ft.

Comments

Provenance:

Acquired by the USM Art Gallery for an exhibition and then donated to Special Collections.

Ownership and Literary Rights:

The Farm Security Administration Photographs are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. These images are reproductions from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection in Special Collections, Library of Congress. The Library of Congress has a digital Collection of the images available at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsa/. Please see that site for more information.

For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections, susie.bock@maine.edu

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