The family of a field worker at a Louisiana sugarcane farm. 1938. Their fine, softly-lit features seem at odds with their surroundings. (click photo for a larger version)
Photo by Russell Lee. [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).