Original black and white images from the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection The images show Americans at home, at work, and at play, with an emphasis on the impact of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and increasing farm mechanization. Many of the images entered the realm of “fine art” as well as popular culture when they were included in Edward Steichen’s  Family of Man project in 1955. The colors chosen for this project were derived from household objects sold at IKEA. The lens flare was placed to block the gaze of the subjects that were engaged by the camera.