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Times of Sorrow & Hope

Documenting Everyday Life in Pennsylvania During the Depression and World War II : A Photographic Re
by Allen Cohen and Ronald Filippelli
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2003
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 288 pp.
Size: 11.75 x 10.25 inches

ISBN: 9780271022529
TB Code: 1904325
Availability: 132 in stock

Between 1935 and 1946 a group of photographers working for the federal government fanned out across the country to record American life in pictures. Among them were some of the great documentary photographers in American history-including Marjory Collins, Jack Delano, Sheldon Dick, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and Marion Post Wolcott. This massive photographic project, carried out primarily under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information (OWI) and later preserved at the Library of Congress, was unrivaled in scope: no comparable attempt to document life in this country has ever been made. Times of Sorrow and Hope is devoted to the Pennsylvania photographs in the FSA-OWI collection. It is both a book and an online catalog. The Times of Sorrow and Hope book features 150 selected images from the approximately 6,000 Pennsylvania photographs, and they cover themes ranging from coal mining, steelworkers, and women in wartime industries to cities and small towns, farm life, family life, and life among the Amish and Mennonites.