Women of New Mexico: Depression Era Images

Women of New Mexico: Depression Era Images

by Marta Weigle
     
 

This intriguing collection of New Deal photographs and texts documents women's lives in late 1930s and early 1940s New Mexico from the railroad yards at Clovis to the homestead community of Pie Town and from Taos County Hispanic villages to Lea Country ranches. The eighty-six photographs by Farm Security Administration photographers John Collier, Jr., Jack Delano,

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Overview

This intriguing collection of New Deal photographs and texts documents women's lives in late 1930s and early 1940s New Mexico from the railroad yards at Clovis to the homestead community of Pie Town and from Taos County Hispanic villages to Lea Country ranches. The eighty-six photographs by Farm Security Administration photographers John Collier, Jr., Jack Delano, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, and Arthur Rothstein are complemented by twenty-five excerpts from manuscripts in the WPA New Mexico Federal Writer;s Project files. Woman are portrayed as engaged in activities surrounding the home, water and washing, food and cooking, education and welfare, sewing and weaving, commerce, and celebration and ritual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941270540
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/20/1993
Series:
New Deal and Folk Culture Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Photograph Captions: The Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographs in the Library of Congress files display a distinct caption format, which has been followed herein. The place and date of the shot precede the identification and commentary, with the photographer's name and the Library of Congress plate number at the end.

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