(c) Connecticut Explored Inc. Fall 2003
These photographs are from the Library of Congress Farm Security Administration Office of War Information Photograph Collection. This collection forms an extensive record of American life between 1935 and 1944. The project initially documented the work of the Resettlement Administration and later focused on the lives of sharecroppers in the South and migratory agricultural workers. As the project’s scope expanded, the photographers turned to recording both rural and urban conditions throughout the United States as well as mobilization efforts for World War II. It was in this context that Gordon Parks and other photographers traveled to Connecticut to document war production and life on the home front.