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Marion Post Wolcott

Known for her images of Depression-era America, Wolcott (1910–1990) was a noted American photographer. She worked for the Farm Security Administration, a government initiative to combat American rural poverty during the Depression. The program became famous for its small but highly influential photography program that portrayed the challenges of rural poverty. Her images documented a young struggling America in poverty and deprivation, but Wolcott often found humor in the situations she encountered.