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Hitchhikers, near Vicksburg, Mississippi
(1936); printed (c. 1975)

gelatin silver photograph
26.8 × 34.3 cm (image) 28.0 × 35.4 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Mississippi, United States
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1975
© Library of Congress, FSA Collection
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
Gallery location
Gallery 3
Ground Level, NGV Australia
In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, a team of photographers was assembled by the Farm Security Administration to record living conditions in rural America. The photographers were directed to, “record on film as much of America as [they] could in terms of people and land”.