LOC – Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives Part 1

Historic October 19, 2011 8:34 am

Browsing the Library of Congress Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives here. So much random fun.. or whatever you want call it.

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection form an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944. This U.S. government photography project was headed for most of its existence by Roy E. Stryker, who guided the effort in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937), the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942), and the Office of War Information (1942-1944). The collection also includes photographs acquired from other governmental and non-governmental sources, including the News Bureau at the Offices of Emergency Management (OEM), various branches of the military, and industrial corporations.

Batawa, Ontario, Canada. A Czechoslovak worker, former shoemaker, working at a multiple machine gun in a Czechoslovak factory which was originally founded to produce shoes, but which now manufactures guns/LOC

America's youth builds and flies model planes on miniature flying fields. A member of the San Antonio Gas Model Club, which does its weekly flying at Kelly Field in the city of San Antonio in the southwestern U.S. state of Texas, proudly displays his amphibian model airplane, which has a six foot (1.8 meters) wing spread. When an earlier model crashed there was nothing left but one good wing. This young model enthusiast decided to build a new plane around it. He built an amphibian and turned out a perfect flying job. The plane is made of balsa wood covered with silk and waterproofing material. Like millions of other young Americans who make model building their hobby, this young man will be called upon to put his practical experience in aeronautics to use in the air-minded post war world/LOC

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