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

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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

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

Call Number: LC-USW36-870

irrelephantmemory, Erik Mallinson, and 236 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Choopius ages ago | reply

    1913 and in color, am I missing something??

  2. ★VegaChastain★ ages ago | reply

    Absolutely beautiful.

  3. Idle Rich ages ago | reply

    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).

  4. jonathan mack ages ago | reply

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

  5. ecoDoug ages ago | reply

    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.

  6. ecoDoug ages ago | reply

    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."

  7. deaner66 ages ago | reply

    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.

  8. Remiss63 ages ago | reply

    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.

  9. TRWexler ages ago | reply

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

  10. lesliepear ages ago | reply

    Classic photo.

  11. child of the 50s ages ago | reply

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

  12. Karen169 ages ago | reply

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

  13. schmeernirnir ages ago | reply

    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!

  14. child of the 50s ages ago | reply

    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.

  15. jahansell ages ago | reply

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

  16. boadiccea ages ago | reply

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

  17. tofu_minx ages ago | reply

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

  18. «Gaurav» ages ago | reply

    That's beautiful :)

  19. RowdyReptile ages ago | reply

    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.

  20. artthrob ages ago | reply

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

  21. dmalantic ages ago | reply

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

  22. child of the 50s ages ago | reply

    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.

  23. Ed Visoso ages ago | reply

    Great image!

  24. Jean Knowles ages ago | reply

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

  25. khiaaok ages ago | reply

    nice place

  26. RobandSheila ages ago | reply

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

  27. Derby City (Rachel Pace) ages ago | reply

    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

  28. child of the 50s ages ago | reply

    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.

  29. Derby City (Rachel Pace) ages ago | reply

    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.

  30. child of the 50s ages ago | reply

    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

  31. Happppppppy! ages ago | reply

    这照片太好了 我很喜欢 伟大的国会图书馆

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  33. dynamic eye [deleted] ages ago | reply

    Classic early view of the Catskills!

  34. Alexander Tundakov ages ago | reply

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

  35. G.W.D ages ago | reply

    Collier, John,, 1913-1992, photographer.

  36. adifferentfeeling ages ago | reply

    wow the scenery and color are phenomenal

  37. jakeboeve ages ago | reply

    i love it.

  38. dshearer ages ago | reply

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

  39. cute36 120 months ago | reply

    cute @@@};-

  40. Amaury AML 113 months ago | reply

    Fantastic subject, the tones are superb !

  41. davey.summers 109 months ago | reply

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

  42. nikonista88 93 months ago | reply

    hermosa fotografia nada mas lindo que una fotografia de campo

    segui asi

    pasate suerteeeeeeee

  43. last page [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

    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.

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