Miner and his wife relaxing at home, West
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Miner and his wife relaxing at home, West Viginia, September 1938. 'A miner who has worked in the mine since he was fourteen years old and has tried to save money and have a better home, with his wife who suffers from a bronchial condition and asthma. They live in Chaplin on Scott's Run, West Virginia.' Photograph taken by Marion Post Walcott when working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) as part of Roosevelt's New Deal. The FSA produced some of the most remarkable social documentary photographs of the 20th century in their attempt to produce an encyclopaedic record of American life between 1935 and 1944.