Photographic Archive of Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in California and the Mountain West

ca. 1933-1936. A charming assemblage of images of Civilian Conservation Corps camp life, catalogued as received, all apparently documenting the career of one CCC youth, identified only as "Jack," from ca. 1933 to 1936. Locales identified in the photographs include Zion National Park; Hornbrook, California; and several identified simply as "Oregon." In addition to portraits of the aforementioned "Jack," subjects include other camp residents and officers, views of camp buildings and camp activities, and scenic views (though nearly every photograph has a human subject). Nearly all are candid, unposed snapshots, many portraying camp residents engaged in work or leisure activities - building bridges, felling trees, playing music, boxing or just showing off their bodies - in all providing a wonderfully disarming glimpse of daily life among the civilian conscripts of the Great Depression. Archive of 50 original black and white photographic prints, most 3" x 4-1/2" (ca 7cm x 11.5cm), some slightly larger or smaller; three printed on post-card stock (3-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Image condition generally Very Good or better; light bumps to corners, several with corners clipped (not affecting image areas); eight images captioned or inscribed in ink on verso in the same unidentified hand. Captioned images mostly dated 1933, three later (1934 & 1936).

Price: $1,200.00

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