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Forgotten Florida

Farm Security Administration Photographs

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

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.

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Exhibit Specifications

General Description
12 framed posters, each 34’h x 24’w

Space Required
35 linear feet of wall space

Shipping Crates
1 @ 35" x 18" x 28"

Shipping Weight
Total Shipping Weight: 141 lbs.

Security Requirements

Exhibit Rental Fee
$200 / 3 months

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Museum of Florida History
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
tel. 850.245.6400 fax 850.245.6433
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