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Hitchhikers, [Vicinity Vicksburg, Mississippi]
1936; (c. printed 1975)

Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Measurements
26.8 × 34.3 cm (image) 28.0 × 35.4 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Mississippi, United States
Accession Number
PH121-1975
Department
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1975
© Library of Congress, FSA Collection
Gallery location
Not on display
About

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”.