New York: The New Press, 2003. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. xxxiv, 254 pp. Over 100 full page black & white photographic illustrations. Black linen with bronze lettering in photo-illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy, as new. Item #19079
Between 1935 and 1943, the federal government sent a group of gifted photographers to crisscross the United States, recording and publicizing conditions in rural areas, towns and cities that were the destination of a massive migration. These photographers included Russell Lee, Edwin Rosskam, John Vachon, and Jack Delano; their photographs capture the vitality of a city whose burgeoning black population produced a sophisticated culture that is now familiar worldwide.