Women of New Mexico: Depression Era Images by Marta Weigle
An intriguing collection of archival photographs from the late 1930s and 1940s, depicting women's lives in settings ranging from the railroad yards at Clovis to the homestead community of Pie Town and from Taos County Hispanic villages to southern ranches.
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.
Table of Contents
THE PLATES AND TEXT 1
READER'S GUIDE 3
WATER AND WASHING 23
FOOD AND COOKING 35
EDUCATION AND WELFARE 61
SEWING AND WEAVING 77
CELEBRATION AND RITUAL103
NOTES ON THE TEXT 117
APPENDIX The Federal Projects, the Photographers and the Writers 120
THE NEW MEXICO NEW DEAL PROJECTS: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography 127