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  Portfolio: George W. Ackerman
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During a nearly 40-year career with the Department of Agriculture, George W. Ackerman (1884-1962) estimated that he took over 50,000 photographs. Ackerman began working as a photographer for the Bureau of Plant Industry in 1910 at a salary of $900 a year.

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Customer at Auburn Savings Bank

Customer at Auburn Savings Bank
By George W. Ackerman, Auburn, Maine, 1929

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Extension Service
(33-SC-12790c)[VENDOR # 60]

Postman delivering mail, rural mail route

"Postman delivering mail, rural mail route, York county, Maine"

By George W. Ackerman, August 26, 1930

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Extension Service
(33-SC-14560c) [VENDOR # 63]

Farm family listening to their radio

Farm family listening to their radio
By George W. Ackerman, probably Ingham County, Michigan, August 15, 1930

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Extension Service
(33-SC-14524c) [VENDOR # 172]

Unloading dry farm wheat

"Unloading dry farm wheat"
By George W. Ackerman, Washington, 1925

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Extension Service
(33-SC-5094c) [VENDOR # 62]

Farmer reading his farm paper

"Farmer reading his farm paper"
By George W. Ackerman, Coryell County, Texas, September 1931

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Extension Service
(33-SC-15754c) [VENDOR # 59]

Negro family budget of canned fruits and vegetables

"Negro family budget of canned fruits and vegetables. (Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Bryan) expert canners in their community"
By George W. Ackerman, Robeson County, North Carolina, May 20, 1932

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Extension Service
(33-SC-15906c) [VENDOR # 61]
 
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Walter Lubken | Lewis Hine | George W. Ackerman
Dorothea Lange | Charles Fenno Jacobs
Danny Lyon | Ansel Adams

 

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