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Farm family
Description: Photograph of an unidentified family on their front porch taken by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration, ca. 1935-1943. The family, which includes a man, a woman, three daughters and a son, possibly lived in Ohio. The FSA was a program as part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal that aimed at raising rural farmworkers out of poverty. One of its most notable offshoots was its photography program, which ran from 1935-1944 and documented the lives and struggles of American farm families. Other famous photographers involved with the FSA program include Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Jack Delano. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07270
Subjects: Family; Other--Family History; Portrait photography--United States--History; Farm life--Ohio
Places: Farm family