FSA Farm Photograph

John Vachon, 1914-1975 - Grandfather of tenant farmer family, North Carolina April 1938 by Vachon, For The Farm Security Administration (FSA)


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FSA farm photograph. This silver print photograph by FSA photographer John Vachon for sale is titled “Grandfather of tenant farmer family, North Carolina” The original photograph is dated April 1938 in the Library of Congress records. This photograph dates to the 1960s-1970s. The reverse of the sheet stamped “Reproduced from the Collections of the Library of Congress.” and has the title of the work handwritten in pencil on the reverse.

The photograph corresponds to record number LC-USF33- 001130-M3 in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. American photographer John Vachon was a vital contributor to the FSA photo archives and left a profound historical legacy documenting the suffering left by the great depression. Throughout rural areas in plain states and the South. Vachon got his start with the FSA through Arthur Rothstein, accompanying Rothstein on one of his photographic assignments. In 1938, the year this photograph was taken, Vachon traveled to Nebraska on his first solo assignment for the FSA. He is considered an eminent photographer of the 20th century a prolific artist as part of the WPA era art school.


The sheet measures 8 x 10 inches. The image measures 6.5 x 9.5 inches.


The photograph displays circular edge loss to the margin edges. The photograph surface displays minor abrasions and surface imperfections with markings and notations on the reverse.

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