Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Great Depression In Color

This Brockton, Massachusetts family gathered outside their tenement building in December, 1940 to pose for Jack Delano, a photographer for the Farm Services Administration. The Works Progress Administration had hired scores of photographers to document life across the United States during the Great Depression.

1 comment:

Rachel Fenton said...

Wouldn't it have made more sense to give the money they paid the photographers to the poor buggers they were capturing for posterity?

Brilliant photo though - a bit Adams family, too...