Farmland in the Catskill country, in New York State (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1939

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Collier, John,, 1913-1992,, photographer.

Farmland in the Catskill country, in New York State

1943 June

1 transparency : color.

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Agricultural facilities
World War, 1939-1945
United States--New York (State)

Format: Landscape photographs

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection Lot 12002-47 (DLC) 93845501

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Call Number: LC-USW36-870


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    • 17/Jan/2008 00:41:42

    1913 and in color, am I missing something??

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    • 17/Jan/2008 00:57:22

    Absolutely beautiful.

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    Idle Rich

    • 17/Jan/2008 01:26:39

    Choopius: thats when the photographer was born. Great shot - and a great effort by the LOC to put these photos up here (this is the first one I opened).

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    jonathan mack

    • 17/Jan/2008 02:46:01

    it's actually 1943. the photographer was BORN in 1913

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    • 17/Jan/2008 04:56:12

    I was going to say, that seems like too good a color process for 1913. However, it is an excellent photo of a place I know well and love dearly.

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    • 17/Jan/2008 05:01:27

    From: The American Image: The Photographs of John Collier Jr, University of New Mexico. "In 1941 to 1943, Collier worked as a photographer with the Farm Securities Administration and the Office of War Information under Roy Stryker and documented many areas around the eastern U.S and northern New Mexico."

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    • 17/Jan/2008 06:06:37

    This is why I will never get rid of my old Pentax ME Super and K1000. Slide film still is tough to beat. If, of course, the shot is on the money.

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    Andrew Raimist

    • 17/Jan/2008 15:23:11

    i grew up in this area and this image captures the sense of the gently rolling landscape and the way buildings fit definitively and appropriately into the landscape.

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    • 17/Jan/2008 16:32:14

    Maybe I'm crazy but I think the color looks pretty good for 1943, too.

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    • 17/Jan/2008 18:15:25

    Classic photo.

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    child of the 50s

    • 18/Jan/2008 00:49:26

    Lovely photo. And there are scenes just like this here in the Catskills today.

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    • 18/Jan/2008 10:49:54

    I have always lived in this area and what strikes me is how nice it is to see no power lines!

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    • 18/Jan/2008 14:01:54

    I was wondering if this was John Collier as in John Collier of the BIA--I never knew about his son before. Thanks so much for the link, Greenpeace Doug!

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    • 18/Jan/2008 19:59:53

    Situation on map :

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    child of the 50s

    • 18/Jan/2008 21:23:33

    sylvieatd - close, but no cigar. You've put it on top of a gas station or similar :-) I'm guessing it's more like Route 30 between Margaretville and North Blenheim NY, or maybe Route 10 between Walton and Stamford.

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    • 19/Jan/2008 03:29:28

    What's amazing is how similar this area looks today - I photograph landscapes all over the Hudson Valley and it's extraordinary!

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    common team

    • 19/Jan/2008 15:04:50

    Looks like the Catskills I knew in the 70s and 80s! Just beautiful!

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    • 21/Jan/2008 20:28:01

    a great haunt this photo is... the lines blend seamlessly into the road...and the country side...

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    • 22/Jan/2008 10:20:26

    That's beautiful :)

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    • 24/Jan/2008 22:37:36

    It would appear John Colier died in 1992, assuming he's the same "John Collier Jr" I found here: *thus the byline should read: Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992, photographer.

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    • 25/Jan/2008 01:03:57

    This barn looks old even in 1943 - wonder when it was built?

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    • 30/Jan/2008 19:22:40

    Wonderful! -- Seen on your photo stream. (?)

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    • 31/Jan/2008 17:08:38

    Beautiful photo! Sharp, great lighting, wow - I have to see if it's still there

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    child of the 50s

    • 31/Jan/2008 17:43:29

    dmalantic - any guess as to where this one is? I've driven by many such, but remember the location of only one or two in farm country just west of the Catskills.

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    Ed Visoso

    • 05/Feb/2008 02:24:23

    Great image!

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    Jean Knowles

    • 08/Feb/2008 01:57:48

    Great example of a bank barn -- build into a hillside so that there are grade-level entrances on two different levels of the building.

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    • 14/Feb/2008 03:27:15

    nice place

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    • 27/Feb/2008 18:00:44

    gorgeous. both place and imaging. good job, LoC.

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    Derby City (Rachel Pace)

    • 01/Mar/2008 12:51:39

    I grew up in Stamford NY "Queen of the Catskills". This looks like a barn on Route 10 going from Stamford to Hobart - on the left hand side of the road - just past the Brooks farm. I believe it was once owned by the Tullys. Maybe it was Tooleys

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    child of the 50s

    • 01/Mar/2008 15:11:06

    Derby City - glad to hear that confirmation of my fuzzy memory. That's not far from here, so I hope to drive over and get a Spring 2008 shot of it.

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    Derby City (Rachel Pace)

    • 01/Mar/2008 17:12:33

    Do you live near there now, child of the 50s? I'm also thinking it might be the Churchill barn on Churchill Rd between Taylor Rd and Peck Street. My nephew has just visited me and told me that barn has been renovated and is now a beautiful home.

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    child of the 50s

    • 02/Mar/2008 07:23:53

    Derby - I'm in Woodstock, 60 or 70 miles from that part of Route 10. I'll jot down your notes and stick them in my camera bag for a future day of exploration. .... Lew

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    • 02/Mar/2008 13:21:41

    这照片太好了 我很喜欢 伟大的国会图书馆

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    • 04/Mar/2008 10:03:41

    相当漂亮的胶片色彩…… 是120底片直接扫描的喔。。。赞!

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    dynamic eye

    • 25/Mar/2008 16:53:09

    Classic early view of the Catskills!

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    Alexander Tundakov

    • 31/May/2008 20:10:41

    How did they do it? Colors, they're so vivid! Can't believe it's fourties.

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    • 23/Oct/2008 20:59:06

    Collier, John,, 1913-1992, photographer.

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    • 06/Mar/2009 04:14:43

    wow the scenery and color are phenomenal

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    • 13/Mar/2009 00:52:15

    i love it.

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    • 10/Apr/2009 14:31:36

    Agreed. Not much has changed in half a century. Beautiful.

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    • 29/Jun/2009 12:20:23

    ang ganda

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    • 29/Jun/2009 12:24:41

    cute @@@};-

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    Amaury AML

    • 13/Jan/2010 12:15:20

    Fantastic subject, the tones are superb !

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    • 30/Apr/2010 03:20:29

    I have a sweet spot for catskill, such a wonderful shot

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    • 28/Jun/2011 16:09:44

    Seen: Picture World et insolite " target="_blank" title="[email protected]">">[email protected]">" width="170" height="240" alt="Insolites 01" /> Excelente, buena fotografía !!!, saludos. Excellent, good photograph. OK!!! , greetings:

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    • 17/Sep/2011 16:57:06

    hermosa fotografia nada mas lindo que una fotografia de campo segui asi pasate suerteeeeeeee

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    • 26/Oct/2011 12:50:30

    Great Photo of a German Styled Barn. There are many of them all over the Eastern Coast of America. You can tell what Nationality built this barn, by the drive up, huge barn door.