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Collection Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs

FSA and OWI Photographers

This list identifies FSA/OWI photographers who worked with color film. The dates in parentheses indicate the period during which they produced color photographs. Following the photographer's names is a list of their color shooting assignments.

For an alphabetical index of the FSA/OWI photographers who produced color images, with links to images and catalog records, see the Creator/Related Name Index.

For shooting assignments arranged by state, refer to FSA shooting assignments and OWI shooting assignments.

FSA Photographers

Collier, John (1942)

  • Seabrook Farm, Bridgeton, NJ

Delano, Jack (1940-1941)

  • Skyline Drive, VA
  • Connecticut
  • Aroostook County, ME
  • Brockton, Lowell, and New Bedford, MA
  • Green County, GA
  • State fair, Rutland, VT
  • St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Saint Croix, Virgin Islands
  • Puerto Rico

Lee, Russell (1940-1942)

  • Oklahoma
  • Pie Town, NM
  • Mountains, farmlands, gold mining camp, Ouray County, CO
  • Surplus commodities distribution, St. Johns, AZ
  • Farming, county fair in Delta County, CO
  • Agriculture in Caldwell and Emmett, Idaho, and Cascade street scenes
  • Agriculture and forestry in WA and OR
  • Shasta Dam construction near Redding, CA
  • Rural and urban Montana and Japanese-American relocation camp, OR

Rothstein, Arthur (1942)

  • Civilian pilot training school, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, TX
  • FSA migrant labor camp, Robstown, TX

Vachon, John (1939-1942)

  • Nebraska
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • West Virginia
  • Montana
  • Utah

Wolcott, Marion Post (1939-1941)

  • July 4th celebration, St. Helena Island and other SC scenes
  • Agriculture in GA
  • Copper mining and farming in TN
  • Delta area, Miss.
  • Black farm cooperative and other La. farm and town scenes
  • Russell Spears tobacco farm near Lexington, Ky.
  • Court Day, Campton, Ky.
  • Migrant workers' shacks, Belle Glade, Fla.

Miscellaneous Photographers (Louise Rosskam, Royden Dixon, Jack Delano, and Unidentified) (1941-1942)

  • Washington, D.C. and unidentified U.S. cities and towns
  • U.S. rural and farm scenes

OWI Photographers

OWI photographers closely associated with Roy Stryker are marked with an asterisk.*

Bransby, David (1942)

  • Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, CA

Collier, John (1943)*

  • Mountains and towns, NM
  • Monticello and University of Virginia rotunda, Charlottesville, VA
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington, VA
  • Pan American Union Building, Washington, D.C.
  • Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Farmland in N.Y., VT, Penn.
  • White Mountain National Forest, N.H.

Collins, Marjory (1943)*

  • Garage mechanic near Newark, NJ
  • Camouflage class, N.Y. Univ.
  • Office of War Information exhibit on the United Nations, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y.

Delano, Jack (1942-1943)*

  • Chicago and Northwestern Railroad's Proviso Yards, Melrose Park, Ill.
  • Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, Calumet City, Ill.
  • Corwith Yard, Chicago, Ill., and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Los Angeles, CA
  • Railroad shop, Shoptown, Fort Madison, Iowa
  • Railroads, Topeka and Kansas City, Kansas
  • Amarillo, TX
  • Santa Fe Railroad trip, NM
  • Arizona train trip
  • Railroads, Cajon Pass vicinity, CA
  • Southern California Fruit Exchange orange packing plant, Redlands, CA
  • Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago, Ill.
  • Rock Island Railroad roundhouse and employees, Blue Island, Ill.

Hollem, Howard (1941-1943)

  • Higgins Industries (Navy vessels mfr.), New Orleans, LA
  • Marine Corps uniforms, New Orleans, LA, and unnamed locations
  • Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, TX
  • Consolidated Aircraft Corp, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Baxter (medical) Laboratories, Glenview, IL
  • Wartime industries, Milwaukee, WI
  • Colonial Williamburg, VA
  • Republic Steel, Youngstown, OH

Jacobs, Fenno (1942)

  • Southington, Conn.

Palmer, Alfred (1941-1943)

  • Republic Steel Corporation, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp., Etna, Pa.
  • Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., Brackenridge, Pa.
  • Metal and rubber production factories, Ohio and Kentucky
  • Coastal defense, Fort Story, VA
  • Langley Field, Hampton, VA
  • Marine Corps, Page Field, Parris Island, SC
  • Marine Corps motor detachment, New River, N.C.
  • Tanks and infantry, Fort Knox, Ky.
  • Ship boiler construction, Combustion Engineering Co., Chattanooga, TN
  • Tennessee Valley Authority dam construction, TN and Ala.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority phosphate chemical plant, Muscle Shoals, Ala.
  • North American Aviation Corp., Inglewood, CA and Kansas City, Kan.
  • Douglas Aircraft Co., Long Beach, CA
  • Victory Corps high school training programs, Los Angeles, CA
  • Airplane assembly, Vultee Aircraft Inc., Nashville, TN

Rittase, William M. (1942)

  • Pioneer Parachute Co., Manchester, CT

Rous, John (1941)

  • Boy Scouts and Arab princes, Washington, DC

Sherwood, Mark (1942)

  • North American Aviation Co. war planes flying over Inglewood, CA

Siegel, Arthur (1942)

  • Downtown, Detroit, MI
  • Furnaces, Great Lakes Steel Corp., Detroit, MI

Vachon, John (1942-1943)*

  • Rural school children, San Augustine County, TX
  • Southland Paper Mill, Lufkin, TX
  • Freeport Sulphur Co., Hoskins Mound, Freeport, TX
  • Workers, TX and OK

Miscellaneous photographers (Jack Downey, Andreas Feininger, unidentified)