Gelatin silver print
Image: 16.3 x 24.2 cm (6 7/16 x 9 1/2 in.); Paper: 20.5 x 25.4 cm (8 1/16 x 10 in.)
Gift of Samuel J. Lehr 2016.567
© Estate of Ben Shahn / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
American painter and printmaker Ben Shahn also had a significant career as a photographer in the 1930s surveying the impact of the Great Depression on the American people. In July and August 1938, the Farm Security Administration, a federal agency, commissioned Shahn to cover the harvest in Central Ohio. His photographs constitute an invaluable in-depth portrait of rural and small town life in 1930s Ohio.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.