Between 1935-1946 (roughly) photographers such as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein crisscrossed the United States for the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) to document the results of government programs.
What resulted is “The File,” an amazing collection of 170,000 depression-era images that are nothing short of a national treasure. Photogrammar is a web-based platform for organizing, searching the photographs, in part, by where they were taken and who took them.
Here, photographer Walker Evans explains his participation in the program…
You’ll find other examples of the work of these and other FSA-OWI photographers on Shorpy.