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TREX Program
Museum of Florida History
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
(850) 245-6400 (850) 245-6433 fax
TREX Coordinator: Drew.Ericson@dos.myflorida.com

Forgotten Florida: Farm Security Administration Photographs

  • General Description
    12 framed posters, each 34’h x 24’w
  • Space Required
    35 linear feet of wall space
  • Shipping Crates
    1 @ 27.5”h X 1 7”w X 35”d
  • Shipping Weight
    Total Shipping Weight: 200 lbs
  • Security Requirements
    limited
  • Exhibit Rental Fee
    $200 for 3 months
  • Suggested Layout

This extraordinary record of the American experience is perhaps the most famous series of photographs to be made during the Depression.

Two children

These 39 photographs, taken from 1937 and 1942, reveal the lives of migrant workers in South and Central Florida, the erosion and misuse of farmland in northern counties, the decline of the fishing, wood pulp, and timber industries.

The images show the Depression as it affected Florida’s diverse population, sharecroppers, transient agricultural workers, and African Americans.

They also document the contrast in lifestyles between residents of tourist camps along the coast, the wealthy winter visitors and the middle class, who were an increasingly important part of our state’s developmental direction.

The exhibit features work by such notable photographers as Walker Evans, Marion Post Wolcott, Gordon Parks, and Arthur Rothstein.

Group of people Mom with children