The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott, by Library of Congress
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- ISBN: 9781904832416 | 1904832415
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/15/2008
Published in association with the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Fields of Vision: Recording a Century of American Life is a completely new presentation of an historically significant collection of photographs. The 77,000 photographs in the Library of Congress' collection from the Resettlement Administration (RA, 1935-1937), Farm Security Administration (FSA, 1937-1942) and Office of War Information (OWI, 1942-1944) provide a unique and comprehensive view of American life from 1935 to 1944 during the Great Depression. This government photography project was initially conceived to document government loans to farmers and their resettlement in suburban communities, but expanded to create a visual record of agricultural and urban centres in the South, Mid-West and Western United States. Each of the first three volumes in this brand new series presents 50 striking images by an individual FSA/OWI photographer, an introduction to their work, and a biography. Together the volumes create a sense of the vision which shaped the collective identity of America and still influences the way we look at photographs today.