Previously stored away in government archives, some 170,000 photographs from the time of the Great Depression have been now released to the public by Yale University. The shots were made by photographers hired by the Farm Security Administration to document the effects of grave economic turmoil had on the population, including the famous Dorothy Lange and Walker Evans. You can view photos from the project, called Photogrammar, in by using this interactive map. You can sort by state and county, based on where the photos were taken.

great depression photos

Williams, Arizona. A fireman watching a diesel freight train as it goes around a curve in the mountains on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad between Winslow and Seligman, Arizona

Filipinos cutting lettuce. Salinas, California

Filipinos cutting lettuce. Salinas, California

Two children of a migrant fruit worker from Tennessee, standing before their temporary home. This family of eight is camped in a field near the packinghouse at Winter Haven, Florida

Two children of a migrant fruit worker from Tennessee, standing before their temporary home. This family of eight is camped in a field near the packinghouse at Winter Haven, Florida

Tenant farmer and friend. Chatham County, North Carolina

Tenant farmer and friend. Chatham County, North Carolina

County supervisor helping FSA (Farm Security Administration) borrower, rehabilitation client, with farm account book. Jackson County, Wisconsin

County supervisor helping FSA (Farm Security Administration) borrower, rehabilitation client, with farm account book. Jackson County, Wisconsin

Jim Eckles, water pumper, "backup man," with drill bits used in oil well in C.C. Graber pool, Continental oil company. Moundridge area near McPherson, Kansas

Jim Eckles, water pumper, “backup man,” with drill bits used in oil well in C.C. Graber pool, Continental oil company. Moundridge area near McPherson, Kansas

George Arnole exhibits a super of honey raised on his farm in Chaffee County, Colorado

George Arnole exhibits a super of honey raised on his farm in Chaffee County, Colorado

Young farmer who has been resettled, Penderlea, North Carolina

Young farmer who has been resettled, Penderlea, North Carolina

California hit. Battered by aerial bombs and torpedoes, the U.S.S. California settles slowly into the mud and muck of Pearl Harbor. Clouds of black oily smoke pouring up from the California and her stricken sister ships conceal all but the hulk of the capsized U.S.S. Oklahoma at extreme right. December 1941

California hit. Battered by aerial bombs and torpedoes, the U.S.S. California settles slowly into the mud and muck of Pearl Harbor. Clouds of black oily smoke pouring up from the California and her stricken sister ships conceal all but the hulk of the capsized U.S.S. Oklahoma at extreme right. December 1941

via Kottke and Gizmodo

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