Archives Month in Ohio 2014: Ohio in the Depression

Welcome to the gallery of selected photographs from the Farm Security Administration photographs taken in Ohio.

The primary photo for the 2014 Archives Month in Ohio poster is one taken in Utopia, Ohio, a small community along US Route 52 in southeast Clermont County in 1940.

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We will include four other photos, smaller in size, from the photos taken in Ohio which give a flavor of the 1930s. This gallery includes some two dozen images from the several thousand in the Library of Congress’s combined Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photograph Collection.

Please select four photographs—1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th choices–and cast your votes for the
pictures to include in the poster at www.surveymonkey.com/s/archivesmonth2014. For larger versions of the photographs, click on the images below.  Voting will conclude at on June 10 at 11:45 pm.

Update
The following images received the most votes and will be featured on the 2014 Archives Month poster:

1st place–Image #1
2nd place–Image #21
3rd place–Image #9
4th place–Image #11

Image #1: Voted to be on the 2014 Archives Month PosterUntitled photo, possibly related to: Mother of family of five to be resettled on Ross-Hocking  Land Project near Chillicothe, Ohio.2

Title: [Untitled photo, possibly related to: Mother of family of five to be resettled on Ross-Hocking  Land Project near Chillicothe, Ohio]
Creator(s): Jung, Theodor, 1906-, photographer
Date Created/Published: [1936 Apr.]

Image #2:Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Harvest hand and helper on the Virgil Thaxton farm.2

Title: Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Harvest hand and helper on the Virgil Thaxton farm
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Summer

Image #3:

Loading hay from window with hayloader, central Ohio.2

Title: Loading hay from window with hayloader, central Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Summer

Image #4:Abandoned house, central Ohio.2

Title: Abandoned house, central Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Summer

Image #5:

Tannery workers, Springfield, Ohio.2

Title: Tannery workers, Springfield, Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Summer

Image #6:Ohio farmer resting in car, central Ohio.2

Title: Ohio farmer resting in car, central Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Summer

Image #7:Watering horses, central Ohio.2

Title: Watering horses, central Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Summer

Image #8:Combing wheat, central Ohio.2
Title: Combing wheat, central Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 July-Aug

Image #9: Voted to be on the 2014 Archives Month PosterFamily on relief, Lancaster, Ohio.2
Title: Family on relief, Lancaster, Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Aug.

Image #10:

Relief clients, Urbana, Ohio.2

Title: Relief clients, Urbana, Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Aug.

Image #11: Voted to be on the 2014 Archives Month PosterDinner during wheat harvest time, central Ohio.2

Title: Dinner during wheat harvest time, central Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Aug.

Image #12:Family on relief near Urbana, Ohio.2

Title: Family on relief near Urbana, Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Aug.

Image #13:Rural relief near Urbana, Ohio.2

Title: Rural relief near Urbana, Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Aug.

Image #14:Examining tractor on display at county fair, central Ohio.2

Title: Examining tractor on display at county fair, central Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Aug.

Image #15Farmpeople at fair in central Ohio.2

Title: Farmpeople at fair in central Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Aug.

Image #16Advertising feeds at county fair, central Ohio.2

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Title: Advertising feeds at county fair, central Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Aug.

Image #17:Street scene, Worthington, Ohio.2

Title: Street scene, Worthington, Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Aug.

Image #18:Leaving church, Linworth, Ohio.2

Title: Leaving church, Linworth, Ohio
Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Aug.

Image #19:Schoolchildren at Greenhills, Ohio.2

Title: Schoolchildren at Greenhills, Ohio
Creator(s): Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Oct.

Image #20:Greenhills, Ohio.2

Title: Greenhills, Ohio
Creator(s): Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1939 Oct.

Image #21: Voted to be on the 2014 Archives Month PosterHill farmer with armful of vegetables from his garden patch. Ross County, Ohio.2

Title: Hill farmer with armful of vegetables from his garden patch. Ross County, Ohio
Creator(s): Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1940 Oct

Image #22:George Debakos, Russian-born farmer of Ross County, Ohio.2

Title: George Debakos, Russian-born farmer of Ross County, Ohio
Creator(s): Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1940 Oct.

Image #23:Lansing and daughter feeding chickens. They are FSA (Farm Security Administration) borrowers. Ross County, Ohio.2

Title: Lansing and daughter feeding chickens. They are FSA (Farm Security Administration) borrowers. Ross County, Ohio
Creator(s): Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1940 Oct.

Image #24:CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) boys chopping stones for use in building charcoal burners at picnic grounds of recreation area. Ross County, Ohio.2

Title: CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) boys chopping stones for use in building charcoal burners at picnic grounds of recreation area. Ross County, Ohio
Creator(s): Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1940 Oct.

Image #25:Corn shocks on Phil Gay’s farm in the Scioto River valley at the foot of the hills. Ross County, Ohio.2

Title: Corn shocks on Phil Gay’s farm in the Scioto River valley at the foot of the hills. Ross County, Ohio
Creator(s): Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1940 Oct.

Want to see more? Go to the Farm Security Administration/Office of War
Information Photograph Collection, and then search under “Ohio”. Enjoy the search.