Hope in Hard Times: New Deal Photographs of Montana, 1936–1942

Hope in Hard Times: New Deal Photographs of Montana, 1936–1942

by Mary Murphy
Hope in Hard Times: New Deal Photographs of Montana, 1936–1942

Hope in Hard Times: New Deal Photographs of Montana, 1936–1942

by Mary Murphy

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Arthur Rothstein, Russell Lee, John Vachon, and Marion Post Wolcott became some of the United States’ best-known photographers through their pictures of Depression-era America. Taken between 1936 and 1942, their ­pic­tures of Montana captured the dignity of its people as they struggled to scratch out livings from ­dried-up fields, nurture families in the shadows of Butte head frames, and foster ­communities on the vast expanses of the northern plains. Hope in Hard Times, which features over 140 Farm Security Administration photographs, depicts the many-faceted story of the Great Depression in Montana and the experiences of the ­photographers who documented it. Today these striking images, from cities like Butte to small towns like Terry, present an unforgettable portrait of a little-­studied period in the history of Montana.


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BN ID: 2940148889427
Publisher: Montana Historical Society Press
Publication date: 10/31/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 256
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Mary Murphy is professor of history at Montana State University–Bozeman. She is author of Mining Cultures: Men, Women, and Leisure in Butte, 1914–41 and co-author of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World.

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