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The End of the day for cotton laborers meant waiting to be paid [see pictures from 1938 Arkansas]

After a grueling day picking cotton, at the New Deal, Lake Dick Project in Arkansas, day laborers were rewarded with their pay each evening for their work. The counting and recording took time so the laborers had to wait time to receive payment. Many rested, while others stood and watched the monetary transactions as these photographs taken by Russell […]

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[Great pictures] At the Lake Dick Project in Arkansas in 1938, there was always work that must be done – great pictures of people from 1938

Little remains of the Lake Dick Project from Roosevelt’s New Deal. All that is left are a few houses. The area is currently on the National Register of Historic Places. When it was active, there was considerable work for everyone as seen by the photographs taken in 1938 by Russell Lee and Dorothea Lange. Dairy […]

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A NEW DEAL PROJECT IN ARKANSAS -[pictures & story] Lake Dick, Arkansas represents the most socialistically oriented of the many cooperative farms

Lake Dick, Arkansas represents a unique experience in American agricultural history because it is one of a small number of communal farms established and operated by the United States Government as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal. Lake Dick represents the most socialistically oriented of the many cooperative farms established in the 1930’s. “The organization […]

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A NEW DEAL PROJECT IN ARKANSAS 1938 -Striking 1938 close-up photographs] of some of the farmers of Lake Dick, Arkansas

  The Lake Dick Cooperative Association in Arkansas was a New Deal Project. It consisted of the heads of each resident household, with each member holding one share of stock. This Association controlled all commercial and agricultural activities at Lake Dick. As a benevolent cooperative, the Association leased the entire 3,453 acre farm from the […]

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[Fantastic 1938 photographs] of farmers making sorghum and haying at Lake Dick, Arkansas in 1938

These remarkable photographs taken by Russell Lee show farming equipment, techniques of haying and sorghum making in October 1938. How times have changed!   Member of Lake Dick Cooperative Association, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Cleaning vats used in production of syrup from sorghum, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Stripping sorghum prior to crushing. Sorghum mill at […]

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Do you remember these washing machines? great pictures and rare film!

Rare! 1938 film of Lake Dick, Arkansas with photographs As a result of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s interest in assisting the rural poor during the 1930’s Depression, the Resettlement Administration was established. Lake Dick was one of these Resettlement projects near Althimer, Arkansas. It was part of the governments efforts to help sharecroppers establish their […]