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Brown Family, St. Helena Island, Beaufort, South Carolina, 1939

The Brown family of St. Helena Island, Beaufort County, SC were photographed in June of 1939 by Marion Post Wolcott, a photographer for the Farm Security Administration, an agricultural program mandated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to assist families during the Great Depression.

The biographical notes on the captions state "Mrs. Brown and her family. The wife paid the taxes with oranges raised on the farm. The husband worked in nearby oyster beds."

You can read more about Marion Post Wolcott and her work with the Farm Security Administration here.

Image Caption, Left

Title: Mrs. Brown and family. She paid her taxes with oranges raised on her farm. Her husband worked in nearby oyster beds. The soil on the farm is better than usual in that section. Saint Helena Island, Beaufort, South Carolina

Creator(s): Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990, photographer

Date Created/Published: 1939 June.

Medium: 1 negative : safety ; 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches or smaller.

Reproduction Number: LC-USF34-051954-D (b&w film neg.)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs, (http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/071_fsab.html)

Call Number: LC-USF34- 051954-D [P&P]

Repository: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Image Caption, Right

Title: The Brown family. The wife paid the taxes with oranges raised on the farm. The husband worked in nearby oyster beds. The soil on the farm is better than usual in that section. Saint Helena Island, Beaufort, South Carolina

Creator(s): Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990, photographer Date Created/Published: 1939 June.

Medium: 1 negative : safety ; 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches or smaller.

Reproduction Number: LC-USF34-051956-D (b&w film neg.)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs, (http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/071_fsab.html)

Call Number: LC-USF34- 051956-D [P&P]

Repository: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

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