1939 – FSA Photographer Travels to Colp

In January 1939, Arthur Rothstein, employed by the federal government to take photographs for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), took several photos in Colp, Illinois. The result is a snapshot of a winter day in a small Williamson County town during the depression. Rothstein was rather famous for his photos of post offices and taverns; he liked to see how the “every day man” was spending his time.