Workers on a Puerto Rican sugar plantation. I love everything about this shot: the dark sky, the desolate field, the curve of the water barrel.
Photo by Edwin Rosskam, 1938. [American Memory link]
Showcasing some of the 160,000 images taken between 1935 and 1944 by government-hired photographers. (If you were to look at 100 of them per day, every day, you'd need more than four years to view them all).