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Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal. /

[Site of the Library of Congress Annex, Washington, D.C.]

Marusya Sukhova with carrots grown on a collective farm in the Gorki region in the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

Rostov-on-Don, USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Men and women workers at combine factory

Chuvash autonomous republic, USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Thoroughbred Merino sheep on the "Trier" collective farm

Scenery in the Caucasus mountains in the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

Stalingrad (vicinity), USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Flock of sheep on a collective farm

Woman assistant station master at Omak station in the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

Brooklyn, New York. Fire

Uzbek collective farmers discussing work of spring sowing in the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

Aurora collective farm, Mari autonomous republic, USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). A worker with freshly picked apples

Passengers boarding monoplane

The Great Abba Antony.., undated, [ca. 1930s]

New York, New York. Bread line beside the Brooklyn Bridge approach

[I. Hymn Sung at the Morning Offering of Incense; II. Holy Communion Hymn; III. Response Sung at the Sanctus in the Divine Liturgy], undated, [ca. 1930s]

Kiev (vicinity), Ukraine, USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). General meeting to discuss harvesting on a collective farm

Young father taking baby home from a collective farm maternity hospital in the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

Kiev (vicinity), Ukraine, USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Dinner time during the harvest season on a collective farm

Nursery school children playing with a tub of water in the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

Chapayevsk, Ukraine, USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Rest-day in a collective farm village

Tashkent (vicinity), Uzbekistan, USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Planting cotton. Navai collective farm

[Site of the Library of Congress Annex, Washington, D.C.]

Dagestan, North Caucasus, USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Women members of the central executive committee

Moscow. USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Deputies to the Supreme Soviet in the Kremlin

[Gotham Hotel, 5th Avenue and 55th Street, New York City, New York]

Inflation. Aftermath of inflation--a foreclosure tale in Iowa in the early 1930s when "the bottom fell out of everything." Military police were on hand to keep farmers from preventing the auction

Crowds at water stands in early 1930s [Jerusalem]

Crowds at water stands in early 1930s [Jerusalem]

[ Draft: Page 94 Begin from "Lord have mercy.."], undated, [ca. 1930s]

Kennett Division. Shasta Dam. Rows 27 to 29 on downstream face as seen from left abutment

Morning Becomes Electra. American Theatre Guild production, 1931-1932

The cafeteria for construction employees of the Norris project was an attempt to produce a dignified architectural effect out of simple and, in part, unfinished local materials. After construction of the project it has been converted to other uses and is now in its tenth year of service

Hiwassee Dam and powerhouse. Open overlook just off the highway leading across the top of dam. Grading and planting incomplete. Note interesting concrete benches. Overlook shelter at extreme left of photograph

Wheeler dam and powerhouse. Detail of reception room, Wheeler control building. For general view and description see K 1587

This is another assembled trailer house constructed on the same principle but designed more along the lines of a house than a trailer. It was also reduced in cost somewhat by substitution of a simple wide window for the bay window on the front of the living room

Chickamauga Dam and powerhouse. General view of spillway with powerhouse in background. On account of flooding hazard entire powerhouse built of concrete. Main generator hall in high portion, electical controls and offices in downstream bay; projecting wing houses visitors' facilities and air conditioning. Roof of downstream bay developed as overlook terrace

The lodge of the same park in which picnic shelter (K 2124) is located. The lodge is used by clubs, groups, and informal gatherings of young people for dances, parties, meetings, and lectures

Employee housing. One of several house types developed for very low rentals to take care of unskilled labor employed on dam construction. This house of five rooms is built of cinder concrete block, concrete floors and metal roof, thus being fireproof except for the roof construction, as well as very low in maintenance

Picnic shelter and comfort station near Wilson Dam, Alabama, erected to satisfy an unfilled need of the local urban population which since makes heavy use of this and adjoining facilities

Visitors' buildings. Another view of the Chickamauga visitors' building described under K 2402. The upper structure, mainly of steel with interchangeable window and door panels. The guard station, refreshment concession, and informative displays are within the glass enclosure. The lock control building appears to the left, the upstream side of the dam and the powerhouse in the distance

Miscellaneous design. Another school built by the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority), primarily for children of its own employees at Norris, Tennessee, but operated in combination with state authorities and made available to children of county residents. It is used as a model school in the state teachers' training program

Employment signs in Spanish and English. These ranches (1938) increasingly use Negro pickers. Near Fresno, California

Picket line, Mexican workers. Corcoran, California

View of the overlook terrace of the Norris visitors' building described under K 313. The terrace and stairs are constructed in reinforced concrete forming an extension of the parapet of the nearby dam

Chickamauga Dam and powerhouse. View of Chickamauga spillway floodlighted at night from visitors' overlook terrace at powerhouse

Wheeler Dam and powerhouse. Entrance lobby with access to elevator, stairs, toilets, and reception room and with glass panels for viewing control room. Floor is terrazzo, base same material but precast. Walls are plaster but up to the head of the openings covered with burlap to avoid cracks, retain paint better, and for better washability. Ceiling, acoustic plaster. Wheeler dam and powerhouse

Lodge in Norris Park. This is one of the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) outdoor recreational resorts developed by the TVA in cooperation with the National Park Service and the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) of Norris Lake. The lodge contains facilities for dining and dancing and has a beautiful view of the lake from dining terrace. The park is developed in a rustic style native to the surrounding territory principally because the CCC program, which needed such opportunites, could furnish only low-skilled labor and practically no materials but those which could be procured by enrollees from local resources, such as timber and stone

Norris Dam and powerhouse. Tower at training wall is elevator penthouse. For description of concrete see Guntersville powerhouse

Employee housing. One of the permanent houses in the construction village at Norris. At each project enough types were used to permit taking advantage of site slopes, views, and exposure to breeze. In keeping with the climate all houses have ample screened porches, usually one for dining (as on the lower right) connecting with the kitchen, and one for sitting or sleeping (as the one on the upper floor) connecting with the bedrooms

Guntersville Dam and powerhouse. End view of powerhouse toward land approach. Enormous glazed door toward generator hall opens in sections to permit passage of heavy equipment for installation or repair. Large glass brick panel illuminates stairway which leads to electrical rooms below and office suite above. Similar stair access at other end of powerhouse

General planning. This is a photograph of a display panel typical of the manner in which the Authority puts its case for comprehensive planning before the public. Explanatory material is placed at all powerhouse reception rooms, visitors' buildings and other public contact points. The increased understanding of natural resources, the techniques for their utilization and general planning for human welfare are considered valuable by-products of the Authority's program in themselves

Norris Dam and powerhouse. Door to generator hall, Norris powerhouse. Constructed entirely of aluminum for ease of operation. Transom section removable when required. Function of door is to permit passage of large machine parts and complete transformers. Division into horizontal bands continues scale and appearance of windows on other walls

Plantation owner's daughter checks weight of cotton. Kaufman County, Texas

Dams under construction. Watts Bar Dam, shown here under construction, has a semi-outdoors type powerhouse with an enormous gantry crane (to the right of the picture) for installation and removal of units. The project is further distinguished by a control building which is entirely removed from the hydro plant, being located some 120 feet higher on top of a steep cliff and with direct connection to the switchyard behind. The windowless left wing of the control building houses the control room; the tower-like structure in the back accomodates air conditioning, restrooms, etc. The glass wall, upper level, contains the reception room with a broad semi-circular overlook terrace, the story below the terrace devoted to offices

Visitors' overlook building at Hiwassee Dam. On account of interesting mountain and lake views in all directions, this structure was designed largely in a circular shape with restroom facilities at the core of the circle. Supports are steel columns, rail is designed as the one at Guntersville. Undersides of projecting canopies on these structures are finished in stucco or in large sheets of insulating board

Dams under construction. The operation building for the navigation lock at Watts Bar has been completed ahead of the rest of the project to permit the passage of river transport during construction. The left wing contains control machinery on the first floor and the commanding officer's work space on the second. The center of the upper level is a sheltered observation space for visitors who are received and accommodated in the right wing of the structure, and for access to the right end of the roof. All lock operation buildings are designed for maximum view of the lock chamber and the up- and downriver approaches by the operators and the public

Pickwick Dam. Control room at Pickwick powerhouse with equipment for first two units in place. All principal lighting is indirect to avoid reflections on instrument faces. Recessed lights along rear wall illuminate back of main panel. Ceiling is acoustic tile; floor, linoleum. Series of glass panels in back of operator seated at desk permits view of generator hall such as appears on K 1849. Also, by means of a balcony visitors can inspect control room through these panels

Recreational structures. Big Ridge Lake. Diving tower, beach and bath house may be seen in the background. This forty-five acre body of water has proved an attractive recreation spot for thousands of visitors since it was first opened to the public in May 1934. Encircled by the 3,500 acres of wooded hills in Big Ridge Park, the resort is provided with a boathouse, bath house, a public lodge, nineteen modern vacation cabins and a beach with a specially constructed pool for children. Located on the eastern boundary of Norris reservoir about twenty-five miles northeast of Knoxville, Tennessee, the lake was formed by constuction of a small dam across one of the arms of the reservoir. This recreation area and the 3,800 acre Noris Park near Norris Dam were developed by the National Park Service and the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) in cooperation with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). This is one of many comparable parks on TVA reservoirs, most of which are in use and greatly enjoyed by tourists as well as residents of the surrounding area who previously had few, if any, outdoor opportunites for ourtdoor sport and recreation. The completion of other recreational parks has been prevented by the war

View of Arthurdale property. Reedsville, West Virginia

Norris Dam and powerhouse. General view of Norris Dam. Spillway in foreground

Chickamauga Dam and powerhouse. View of generator hall, looking towards reception room end. Upper row of three large windows is overlook for reception room. Three windows beneath are those of control room (compare with K 2313). Balcony for communication and view in front of control room windows. Roof is carried by rigid steel arches which spring from crane rail level; steel purlins, exposed precast concrete slab. Windows of hall are glass brick for insulation. Translucent plastic discs suspended from standard highboy lighting units conceal view or direct reflection of filaments and reflect spill light onto ceiling, thus generally brightening the space. Floor is ceramic tile; walls, glazed structural tile up to crame rail, exposed concrete above

Chickamauga Dam and powerhouse. General view of spillway with powerhouse in background. On account of flooding hazard entire powerhouse built of concrete. Main generator hall in high portion, electical controls and offices in downstream bay; projecting wing houses visitors' facilities and air conditioning. Roof of downstream bay developed as overlook terrace

Norris Dam and powerhouse. Elevator penthouse atop dam which also serves as flagpole base. Elevator serves various levels of operating machinery inside dam. Top of dam is developed as roadway with sidewalks. Note handrail projecting toward sidewalk and toe space in parapet to make enjoyment of view more comfortable. Handrail brackets are hollow and contain lights which illuminate the roadway but avoid glare by the use of reflectors and directional lenses

The grocery store in the group of buildings shown in K 1870 was likewise designed as an offset to the usual dark and messy crossroads establishment typical of rural areas. While originally established to serve TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) employees, it is now used by residents of the vicinity in general

Drinking fountains are provided at engineering projects and recreational parks for visitors' convenience. This one was donated by the labor unions associated in the Tennessee Valley Workers' Council as a memorial to a labor relations official of the Authority after his death. The bronze dedication placque carries the favorite stanza of the deceased which reads as follows: "Mourn not the dead who in the cool earth lie, Dust unto dust, The calm sweet earth that mothers all who die, As all men must, But rather mourn the apathetic throng, The cowed and the meek, Who know the world's great anguish and its wrong, And dare not speak."

Recreational structures. Concession building with rest rooms and tea terrace overlooking Chickamauga Lake and Dam. Structure consists of weatherproof plywood in natural color butted and calked at joints, with low concrete base painted red

Guntersville Dam and powerhouse. View of entrance end of generator hall from generator floor. Raised platform at end serves as delivery and assembly space for machinery, also as visitors' overlook. Machine repair and electrical shops are located under platform. Offices in downstream wing are served by open corridor, beginning of which is seen on upper floor to the right of the picture. Directly below, control room which can be inspected from entrance platform. Windows of generator hall along sides are of glass brick (as at Chickamauga, also) for heat insulation and easier maintenance

Pickwick Dam. End of spillway section of dam showing service stair and heavy concrete buttresses, surmounted by light fixtures, which act as bumpers for the great gantry cranes that travel on the spillway deck and operate the gates

General planning. A graphic map used in conjunction with the river transport development program of the Authority

Norris Dam and powerhouse. Tower at training wall is elevator penthouse. For description of concrete see Guntersville powerhouse

This photograph shows how the two halves of a trailer house, delivered individually, are assembled by simply rolling them together on previously prepared foundations which consist of a few posts driven into the ground connected by planks upon which the house halves roll by means of small wooden wheels. Each half is light enough to be towed behind a 34 ton truck or passenger car. They come fully equipped with all essential furniture and equipment, either built-in or stored inside during transport. They are connected to each other by a few bolts, while the roof sections meet in ridges over which a common cap is laid. The whole operation may take between one and three hours, including connection to previously prepared utilities. The section or halves measure 26' x 7'9," thus permitting highway transportation without special permits. Any number of sections can be combined. Two- and three-bedroom houses. Recreation buildings, bath houses, and even very large barracks, have been constructed by TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) on the same general plans but using more sections

Norris Dam and powerhouse. Corner view of Norris powerhouse showing pedestrian entrance. Behind large window is visitors' reception room. Dam in background with overhanging sidewalk; tower above dam contains elevator machinery

Employee housing. Interior typical of houses at Norris. Floor is of third-grade tongue-and-groove oak which is produced locally. Walls are 78 inch tongue-and-groove pine to the window sill level and large sheets of quarter- inch thick fir plywood above. Ceilings are of insulating board. Windows are steel with aluminum screens. Houses are electrically heated; hot water and heating equipment are likewise electrical

This is a partial view of the living room showing the dinette corner with its collapsible table and chairs. The other end of the living room, not shown here, contains a studio couch which sleeps two. In addition, the trailer house contains a fully equipped kitchenette, a bedroom with built-in double bed and a large amount of storage space, and a bathroom. Walls are of plywood in natural finish, ceiling is plywood painted white, floor is plywood covered with inlaid linoleum. The square panel in the center of the ceiling is a ventilator which can be cranked open in summer. All windows are of the sliding type to occupy minimum space and to minimize the use of critical hardware

Chickamauga Dam and powerhouse. Two views of visitors' reception room which overlooks Chickamauga Lake from a slight platform at one end, and contains reception desk and entrance to elevator and stairs. Map in mural form over reception desk is used by guard in explaining location and significance of project. Switchyard can be seen through glazed doors of vestibule; on opposite side, entire wall underneath the dedication test (1936-Built for the People of the United States of America-1940) consists of glass and opens view of generator hall to visitors

Terracing

Exterior of house. Reedsville, West Virginia

Completed house. Reedsville, West Virginia

Interior of model house. Kitchen. Reedsville, West Virginia

Living room. Model house. Reedsville, West Virginia

Completed house. Reedsville, West Virginia

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Mississippi photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

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FSA/OWI - Farm security administration and Office of War Information photograph.

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Bridge building, Prince George's County, Maryland

American Great Depression, 1935. Farm Security Administration photographs.

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

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Farm security administration, 1935

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

American Great Depression, 1935. Farm Security Administration photographs.

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