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The Resource Just before the war : urban America from 1935 to 1941 as seen by photographers of the Farm Security Administration, with an introduction by Thomas H. Garver, and prefatory notes by Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon, and Roy Stryker

Just before the war : urban America from 1935 to 1941 as seen by photographers of the Farm Security Administration, with an introduction by Thomas H. Garver, and prefatory notes by Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon, and Roy Stryker

Label
Just before the war : urban America from 1935 to 1941 as seen by photographers of the Farm Security Administration
Title
Just before the war
Title remainder
urban America from 1935 to 1941 as seen by photographers of the Farm Security Administration
Statement of responsibility
with an introduction by Thomas H. Garver, and prefatory notes by Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon, and Roy Stryker
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A bittersweet period of middle-class, urban America is recalled in these photographs taken between 1935 and 1941. This was a time of desperation, introspection, innocence, decorum. The style of life-everyday life-has been candidly and graphically recorded. People, homes, buildings, shops, streets, signs, meet{u00AD} ing places, backyards, sideshows, advertisements, objects on a radio, all attempt to give perspective to this critical era. The work is compassionate, sometimes passionate. For the first time a group of photographers, on government assignment, was able to work with small cameras that revolutionized the documentary photograph. For the first time they were able to record what they really saw and what they really felt conveyed the essence of urban America in the depths of depression, on the brink of war"--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
917.3/09/732
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169
LC item number
.J86 1968
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
Label
Just before the war : urban America from 1935 to 1941 as seen by photographers of the Farm Security Administration, with an introduction by Thomas H. Garver, and prefatory notes by Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon, and Roy Stryker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Catalogue of an exhibition shown at Newport Harbor Art Museum, Balboa, Calif., Sept. 30-Nov. 10, 1968, and the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Feb. 14-Mar. 30, 1969
  • Contains works by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott, Russell Lee, Jack Delano, John Collier, Arthur Rothstein, Edwin Rosskam, John Vachon, and Ben Shahn
Control code
7076
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
[70] p.
Lccn
71002464 //r922
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1993 (Access. No. 1993-143). Signed by photographer Russell Lee. Many pages detached. Fragile condition. With dust jacket. In container.
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
Label
Just before the war : urban America from 1935 to 1941 as seen by photographers of the Farm Security Administration, with an introduction by Thomas H. Garver, and prefatory notes by Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon, and Roy Stryker
Publication
Note
  • Catalogue of an exhibition shown at Newport Harbor Art Museum, Balboa, Calif., Sept. 30-Nov. 10, 1968, and the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Feb. 14-Mar. 30, 1969
  • Contains works by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott, Russell Lee, Jack Delano, John Collier, Arthur Rothstein, Edwin Rosskam, John Vachon, and Ben Shahn
Control code
7076
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
[70] p.
Lccn
71002464 //r922
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1993 (Access. No. 1993-143). Signed by photographer Russell Lee. Many pages detached. Fragile condition. With dust jacket. In container.
Other physical details
chiefly ill.

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