Argent Editions Historic Photographs

Great Depression Photographs

Some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century worked for the U.S. government during the Great Depression. Photographers like Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans traveled the country documenting farm families and migrant workers, capturing the enduring images offered now by Argent Editions.

Argent Editions Great Depression photographs are Modern Originals, printed from high-resolution digital versions of the photographers' 35mm and large format negatives.

Browse below or search for photographs with the label Great Depression.



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Church with Hand-made Ladder

Church with Hand-made Ladder

c1936 Labels: Great Depression, Churches, American South, Architecture
Walker Evans
Church, Southeastern United States

Church, Southeastern United States

c1936 Labels: Great Depression, Churches, American South, Architecture
Walker Evans
Coca-Cola Shack

Coca-Cola Shack

Selma, AL - December 1935 Labels: Great Depression
Walker Evans
Dust Bowl Farm

Dust Bowl Farm

June, 1938 Library of Congress description: "Coldwater District, north of Dalhart, Texas. This house is occupied; most of the houses in this district...
Dorothea Lange
Migrant Boy Sitting in the Back of the Family Car

Migrant Boy Sitting in the Back of the Family Car

Fort Gibson, OK - June, 1939 White migrant child sitting in back seat of family car east of Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma Labels: Great...
Russell Lee
Negro Church, South Carolina

Negro Church, South Carolina

March, 1936 Labels: Great Depression, Churches, American South, Architecture
Walker Evans
On Route 40, Central Ohio

On Route 40, Central Ohio

c 1938 On Route 40, central Ohio moving combine and tractor Labels: Great Depression, Cars
Ben Shahn
Pool Hall. Shasta County, California

Pool Hall. Shasta County, California

November 1940 Labels: Great Depression, Cars
Russell Lee
Mississippi Delta Children

Mississippi Delta Children

Library of Congress title: "Mississippi Delta Negro Children" July, 1936 Labels: Great Depression, Black History, Children, Boys, Girls
Dorothea Lange
Former Slave, with Horn

Former Slave, with Horn

Near Marshall, Texas - 1939 Library of Congress description: "Old Negro (former slave) with Horn with which Slaves were Called" Labels: Great...
Russell Lee

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