Chicago and Downstate: Illinois As Seen by the Farm Security Administration Photographers, 1936-1943

Chicago and Downstate: Illinois As Seen by the Farm Security Administration Photographers, 1936-1943

by Robert L. Reid, Larry A. Viskochil
     
 

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The photographs in this collection, drawn from the most extensive photodocumentary project ever conceived, reflect the wide diversity of what has been called the nations most representative state. The renowned photographers of Roy Strykers Farm Security Admin. staff traveled to throughout the state, focusing on the people of Illinois at home, at work, & at play. The…  See more details below

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The photographs in this collection, drawn from the most extensive photodocumentary project ever conceived, reflect the wide diversity of what has been called the nations most representative state. The renowned photographers of Roy Strykers Farm Security Admin. staff traveled to throughout the state, focusing on the people of Illinois at home, at work, & at play. The editors selected 162 photos for this collection from the more than 2,400 taken in Illinois, by such photographers as John Vachon, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein, Jack Delano, Dorothea Lange, Esther Bubley, Theodor Jung, Carl Mydans, Ann Rosenor, & Edwin Rosskam.

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Subtitled: Illinois as seen by the Farm Security Administration photographers, 1936-1943. 162 photos reflect the wide diversity of what has been called the nation's most representative state. Includes the work of Dorthea Lange, Esther Bubley, Edwin Rosskam and others. Cloth edition (unseen), $29.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780252060786
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Series:
Visions of Illinois Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
10.66(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.19(d)

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