Farm Security Administration - the New Deal

Title

Farm Security Administration - the New Deal

Description

Farm Security Administration (FSA) was an effort during the Great Depression to combat American rural poverty. The FSA stressed "rural rehabilitation" efforts to improve the lifestyle of sharecroppers, tenants, very poor landowning farmers, and a program to purchase submarginal land owned by poor farmers and resettle them in group farms on land more suitable for efficient farming. The resettlement projects were part of larger efforts to modernize rural America. Experimental farming programs were included.

The FSA contributed to the society through documentary photography recording its programs during the Great Depression. The FSA photography presents a realist view point, and serves as a frame of reference and an educational tool for later generations to learn from.

Creator

Carl Mydans

Date

1935

Source

https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3c20000/3c25000/3c25900/3c25960r.jpg

Relation

Source: 1. Wikipedia; 2. Jim Gabbert "Resettlement Administration". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-09-01- (Wikipedia).

Rights

Potato laboratory, Prince George's County, Maryland

Source: Farm Security Administration  - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Carl Mydans

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Organization

Identifier

Farm Security Administration, FSA, Great Depression, Rural Poverty, Anti-Poverty, FDR

Coverage

United States

Files

farmsecurityadministration.jpg

Reference

Carl Mydans, Farm Security Administration - the New Deal, Library of Congress, 1935

Cite As

Carl Mydans, “Farm Security Administration - the New Deal,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 28, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/260.