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The Resource Back home again : Indiana in the Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1943, edited by Robert L. Reid

Back home again : Indiana in the Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1943, edited by Robert L. Reid

Label
Back home again : Indiana in the Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1943
Title
Back home again
Title remainder
Indiana in the Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1943
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert L. Reid
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Back Home Again consists almost entirely of 132 photographs{u2014}but what photographs! These pictures from the Great Depression and the World War II homefront document a brief and often troubling period in the lives of some typical Hoosiers. The limiting word is "some," for the Farm Security Administration photographers worked on specific assignments and did not cover the full range of Indiana society or geography. Their subjects were chiefly the ordinary people of farms and small towns, mainly in central and southern Indiana. Indianapolis is well represented in numbers, but the peacetime pictures seem rather cold and distant when compared with the intensely human drama of the farms and small towns. A more emotional atmosphere appears in the pictures taken at Fort Benjamin Harrison and the wartime bus station. Robert L. Reid's comments are brief but helpful, describing the photographic program of the Resettlement Administration of 1935, renamed the Farm Security Administration after the Department of Agriculture absorbed it in 1937. Unlike some picture books, the images here are sharply printed in a generous six-by-eight-inch format and carefully identified by photographer, location, date, and Library of Congress file number ... From the improverished farmers in the hills of Brown County to the great flood of 1937 and the young soldiers and sailors of 1942, Dorothea Lange, Theodor Jung, and their colleagues produced an eloquent record of a not-so-distant yet long-ago Indiana. Reid has selected a few of their finest photographs for this attractive volume"--Patrick J. Furlong, scholarworks.iu.edu
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
977.2/042
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F527
LC item number
.B33 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Back home again : Indiana in the Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1943, edited by Robert L. Reid
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Contains photographs by Russell Lee and others
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-142)
Contents
Brown and Martin counties -- Resettlement projects -- The great flood of 1937 -- People and places -- A farm auction -- At work -- A day in the life of a hired hand -- At play -- Transportation -- World War II
Control code
15365149
Dimensions
23 x 26 cm.
Extent
xii, 144 p.
Isbn
9780253311337
Lccn
86046377
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Clothbound.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Back home again : Indiana in the Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1943, edited by Robert L. Reid
Publication
Note
Contains photographs by Russell Lee and others
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-142)
Contents
Brown and Martin counties -- Resettlement projects -- The great flood of 1937 -- People and places -- A farm auction -- At work -- A day in the life of a hired hand -- At play -- Transportation -- World War II
Control code
15365149
Dimensions
23 x 26 cm.
Extent
xii, 144 p.
Isbn
9780253311337
Lccn
86046377
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Clothbound.
Other physical details
ill.

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