American Memory: Technical summary
- Photographs of rural and small town America during the late 1930s and
scenes of the defense and war mobilization effort from 1939-1944.
Topics include agriculture, factory work (including women and African
defense industries), county fairs, cattlemen, sheep-herders, surplus
commodity distribution, dam construction, gold mining camps, migrant
workers' shacks, tobacco, farm cooperatives, and more.
- Source collection
- FSA/OWI Collection, Prints and Photographs
[Link to catalog record (z39.50 query) will
not work when main cataloging system is not available.]
- Technical features
- Large number of varied scenes, color imagery, image quality is moderate
- Original material formats
- Number of original items
- ca. 1600
- Status of collection
- Available online as of November 1997.
- Public access
- The Library is not aware of any restrictions that inhibit public
access to this collection. See notes on rights and
restrictions provided by the Library to users of this collection.
Aids to intellectual access
- Type & granularity
- MARC bibliographic records. Each bib. record describes a single item.
bibliographic display in American Memory.
- Linking to digital reproductions
- Bibliographic record contains identifier used in filenames for all versions of image.
Last character of filename indicates image type.
Total file-space for digital reproductions:
||Filename ends "u"
||Filename ends "r"
||Filename ends "t"
||Filename ends "t"|
|Tonal resolution (color)
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