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Click here to access the photo analysis worksheet from the National Archives and Records Administration. This worksheet will be very helpful in providing students with practice in the interpretation and analysis of photographs from the Jersey Homesteads Collection at the Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives shown on this page.

Title: Philip Goldstein, assistant cutter in the cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads
Date: 1936
Description: Man on the garment factory floor pulling with his hand an electric cutting machine over patterns drawn on the flat laid fabric. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives

Title: Closeup of cloak operators in cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homestead
Date: November 1936
Description: Man using sewing machine to sew garment in a factory. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA Scan made from facsimile at Special Collection and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Closeup of presser's hands, Jersey Homesteads
Date: November 1936
Description: Man pressing cloth with an iron. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Crop workers
Date: June 1936
Description: Potato field where the farm members of this resettled group have the second best crop in the three leading potato counties, according to estimates of the New Jersey Agricultural State College. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Aerial view of Jersey Homesteads
Date: Between 1936 and 1938
Description: Aerial photograph of houses along the side of a road. Photographer unknown. Possibly Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, or Arthur Rothstein. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Original boiler room, Roosevelt, New Jersey
Date: 1980
Description: As largely self-sufficient community, Jersey Homesteads had its own utilities.

Title: View of nearly completed factory for garment workers
Date: June 1936
Description: Industrial building with glass windows and loading dock.Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Closeup of tailor in garment factory, Jersey Homesteads
Date: November 1936
Description: Photograph shows a seated man, hand stiching a small piece of fabric. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Homesteaders helping store corn for the dairy herd which is soon to be acquired by the colony
Date: November 1936
Description: Photo shows several men who appear to be loading or unloading corn at a storage facility, perhaps a silo. Much corn is visible. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Homes under construction
Date: June 1936
Description: Photo shows several partially built ranch style homes. Water tower is in the distance. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Man with glasses using sewing machine
Date: 1935
Description: Description: A man wearing glasses is bent over a sewing machine, working on a piece of dark cloth.

Title: Garment factory at Jersey Homesteads
Date: November 1936
Description: Photo shows a large one story building with windows, situated in a rural area with a slight hill in the foreground. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Closeup of man working sewing machine in garment factory
Date: November 1936
Description: Man in dress shirt and tie using a sewing machine to make a coat. There are several racks of full length coats hanging in the background. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Washstands in the factory at Jersey Homesteads factory
Date: November 1936
Description: Inside view of Tripod garment factory. Racks of garments, sewing models, and rows of sinks can be seen. This factory was one of many worker co-ops throughout New Jersey and New York State. Tripod Factory advanced the co-operative movement by supporting ideal working conditions and laborer salaries, and by ensuring the quality and fair prices of garments. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Closeup of man working sewing machine in garment factory
Date: November 1936
Description: Man in dress shirt and tie using a sewing machine to make a coat. There are several racks of full length coats hanging in the background. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Man working at special sewing machine for hats, Jersey Homesteads, New Jersey
Date: November 1936
Description: Man working at special sewing machine for hats, Jersey Homesteads, New Jersey. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Closeup of cutter's hands (cutting cloth), Jersey Homesteads, New Jersey
Date: November 1936
Description: Photograph shows man using heavy duty shears to cut cloth on a long wooden table. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Closeup of presser's hands
Date: November 1936
Description: Photograph shows a man in a white shirt and tie pressing a garmet. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Roosevelt market
Date: 1968
Description: Photograph shows a clerk assisting a man and woman at the deli counter of a grocery store. Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Co-op store activity
Date: November 1936
Description: The photograph depicts a scene in the first cooperative store in Jersey Homesteads run by Nathan Dubin. Source: Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Field workers
Date: November 1936
Description: The photograph depicts a scene in the first cooperative store in Jersey Homesteads run by Nathan Dubin. Source: Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Building construction
Date: November 1936
Description: The photograph shows men working on the roof of house under construction, Jersey Homesteads. Source: Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Cloak operator
Date: November 1936
Description: Closeup of cloak operator in cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads. Source: Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Cloak operator
Date: November 1936
Description: Closeup of cloak operator in cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads. Source: Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Title: Postcard, Cresot plant, Roosevelt
Date: unknown
Description: Postcard reads: P 1627 Cresot Plant, Roosevelt, N. J.

Title: Rescue squad
Date: 1950s
Description: Rescue squad in front of first ambulance, Roosevelt.

Title: Roosevelt artists
Date: 1962
Description: Roosevelt artists at work on the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial, Roosevelt N.J. The memorial bust was sculpted by Jonathan Shahn, the son of artist Ben Shahn.

Title: Modeling a hat
Date: November 1936
Description: Model trying on hat for a buyer, New York City showroom, Jersey Homesteads cooperative. Source: Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Title: Hat makers
Date: November 1936
Description: Hat makers at the cooperative garment factory, Jersey Homesteads. Source: Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Title: Steelworker building Jersey Homesteads
Date: November 1935
Description: A worker in a hat is reaching with his right hand up to the crane hook to attach a cable. Source: Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Title: Consumers' cooperative
Date: November 1936
Description: The homesteaders have their own kosher meat shop and grocery, which they expect to enlarge as the colony grows. This picture shows the manager, Nathan Dubin, doing a flourishing business in his temporary store. Jersey Homesteads, New Jersey. Source: Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Title: Cloak operator
Date: November 1936
Description: Closeup of cloak operator in cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads. Source: Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540 USA. Scan made from facsimile at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Title: Advertisement for coats
Date: 1937
Description: Broadside, advertisement for coats made by Tripod Coat and Suit Inc., the garment factory and distribution network at Jersey Homesteads.