Marion Post Wolcott – ‘Mississippi Delta Plantation Life’ (1930s)

Sign along road to Marcella Plantation, Mileston, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, 1939Playing dominoes or cards in front of drug store in center of town, in Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, 1939Weighing and picking operations on Nugent cotton plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi. The pickers are hired day laborers from Greenville, and receive seventy-five cents per one hundred poundsOne [...]

In the Face of All Odds: Dorothea Lange’s Psychological Studies of the Depression’s Disenfranchised (1986)

By Merrill Schleier. Presented at Southwest Labor Studies Conference, March 14, 1986 Dorothea Lange’s images of the Depression’s unemployed and disenfranchised victims have long been acknowledged both for their power to prompt government action and their compassion. Lange was one of several photographers employed by the Resettlement Administration, which was later subsumed under the Farm […]