August 1940. “Extremely tall and excellent corn is also grown on the King and Anderson cotton plantation near Clarksdale. Mississippi Delta, Mississippi.” Here we see an early attempt at portable “personal corn.” Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration.
Back to the days of the blacksmith: The only tools seen here are two hammers, a wrench and a broom.
December 1942. “Working on a locomotive at the 40th Street Shops, Chicago & North Western R.R.” Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.