Time Travel: Vintage America Photographs circa 1930s

The photographers for the FSA (Farm Security Administration) had an interesting job. They were assigned to capture the lives and document the plight of poor farmers in America. The photography program lasted from 1935-1944, and the resulting images have become some of the most influential in history, bringing to light the challenges of rural poverty as a result of the Great Depression. Dorothea Lange – one of the most famous of the FSA photographers – was told to focus on cooking, sleeping, praying and socializing. How different the images would look today with such guidelines. The following color images take us back to the rural ’30s, to reveal the day-to-day lives of migrant workers in a raw and telling fashion. Have a look:

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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