Everyday life in Bloomington in the 1850s was a drama of scarce water and free-range pigs. The allure for prospective entrepreneurs was not obvious.
Everyday life in the 1930s wasn’t a day at the beach, as these paintings bear out. We see train wrecks, shotgun shacks, and alleys draped with telephone wire.
In order to promote its programs designed to help impoverished rural citizens and restore the land, the FSA launched a massive propaganda machine.