We stand on the shoulders of the men and women who have gone before, and their legacy is a gift that lights our way forward.

Including Railroads

In this, the second in our video series Legacies, we look at the Farm Security Administration photographers who documented the Depression in 1930s America. Their work includes the railroad as part of the visual and cultural landscape of that troubled time.

Photographs by Jack Delano, John Collier, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon and Marion Post Wolcott are featured in this brief presentation.

3 thoughts on “Legacies #2

  1. Edd, terrific job! These iconic photographs, together with your sound track, capture the feeling of the depression so well. I was fortunate to have Arthur Rothstein as a friend, neighbor, and mentor for my own photography when we were neighbors in New Rochelle. His home had many of these photos hung on the walls, together with countless champagne corks lodged in the dining room ceiling. Arthur had a great sense of humor, and was extremely generous with his time and guidance for anyone who enjoyed photography as much as he. Thanks again.

  2. Edd, Great job putting this together. My mother and father grew up during that time and told me their stories over and over many times. When your young you don’t get it, but as I got older those stories made me what I am today and taught me a great deal about money.

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