Marion Post Wolcott. (1910-1990). Gelatin silver print. Signed on print verso with the following handwritten text: “The Allen Plantation on FSA co-operative, negro woman and her children taking a rest from hoeing in the field, Natchitoens, Louisiana. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott”
Marion Wolcott is known for her documentary photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during America’s Great Depression. Wolcott documented America’s drastic wealth inequalities, race relations, the poverty and deprivation experienced during the Depression, and the benefits to the population of federal subsidies and programs.