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Sharecropping in a Depression

Photographs of women sharecroppers taken by agents of the Farm Security Administration.

Sharecropper’s wife chopping cotton

Lee Russell (photographer), Sharecropper’s wife chopping cotton, Southeast Missouri Farms Project, May 1938. Farm Security Administration; Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Sharecropper and his wife stripping and grading tobacco

Marion Post Wolcott (photographer), Sharecropper and his wife stripping and grading tobacco. Near Carr, North Carolina, September 1939. Farm Security Administration; Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Tobacco sharecropper’s wife disposing of dishwasher

Dorothea Lange (photographer), Tobacco sharecropper’s wife disposing of dishwasher. Person County, North Carolina, July 1939. Farm Security Administration; Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Sharecropper wife preparing midday meal

Lee Russell (photographer), Southeast Missouri Farms. Sharecropper wife preparing midday meal, May 1938. Farm Security Administration; Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Wife of sharecropper putting baby to sleep near Pace, Mississippi

Lee Russell (photographer), Wife of sharecropper putting baby to sleep near Pace, Mississippi. Background photo, Sunflower Plantation, January 1939. Farm Security Administration; Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.