This week, Yale released an archive of 170,000 photos collated in an interactive map. The project, dubbed Photogrammar, compiled photos taken by the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information to offer a rare look into the Great Depression and the manufacturing boom that followed as the U.S. entered World War II.
The Farm Security Administration started out as the Resettlement Administration, part of the New Deal, and aimed to provide assistance to the country's poor agricultural workers. The Office of War Information was formed as an intelligence agency at the start of World War II, and the Office also produced and distributed propaganda materials — including photographs — to try to change Americans' perceptions of the war.
Below is a peek at some of the most striking photos of Texas and Texans.