John Vachon photos of South Omaha 1938

Posted: December 18, 2012 in History
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Photographer John Vachon was hired by the Farm Security Administration in 1937 to depict rural life in Nebraska. But, he wandered into Omaha and took these in South Omaha. Later, Vachon became recognized as one of the outstanding black/white photographers in the US, and he helped begin a genre known as “street photography”.

Photos courtesy of the Library of Congress collections.


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