Product Dimensions: 8”x10” photo in 11”x14” matte
Author/Artist: Center for Southern Folklore Archives
This photograph of a young child playing guitar in front of his home was taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee (1903-1986). Housed at the Library of Congress the photo was taken in the late 1930's. The FSA and its predecessor, the Resettlement Administration (RA), were New Deal programs designed to assist poor farmers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. The FSA photography project is responsible for creating the image of the Depression in the USA. Many of the images appeared in popular magazines at the time. In the early years, the project emphasized rural life and the impact of the Great Depression, farm mechanization, and the Dust Bowl. In later years, the photographers turned their attention to the mobilization effort for World War II.