Tuesday, July 10, 2012

John Collier

John Collier (1913-1992) was a photographer with the Farm Security Administration. Later he pioneered the field of visual anthropology.

 Aroostook County, Maine. Airing wool before spinning, 1942

 Bridgeton, New Jersey. FSA (Farm Security Administration) agricultural workers' camp. 
Colored minstrels advertising their show, 1942

  Jewel Mazique, worker at the Library of Congress, speaking in church
on Negro participation in the war effort, 1942

 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Mennonite school teacher with class
of Amish, Mennonite, and Pennsylvania Dutch children, 1942

 Mennonite funeral, vicinity of Blue Ball, Pennsylvania, 1942

The high school band had been practicing up for weeks. Home guard
passes through Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama, 1941

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