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Social Security


"FDR's speech at the ceremony of the signing of the Social Security Act in 1935." 1935. Movie. Social Security Administration. http://www.ssa.gov/history/mpeg/videosound.html (accessed February 8, 2012)


Newman, artist. "A Monthly check to you for the rest of your life, beginning when you are 65...". c1935. Print. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/92500634/. (accessed December 1, 2011)


"Roosevelt signs Social Security Bill". c1935. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/00649636/. (accessed December 1, 2011)


Lange, Dorothea, photographer. "An ‘Arkansas Hoosier’" born in 1855. Conway, Arkansas. ‘My father was a Confederate soldier. He give his age a year older than it was to get into the army. After the war he bought 280 acres from the railroad and cleared it. We never had a mortgage on it. In 1920 the land was sold, the money divided. Now, none of my children own their land. It's all done gone, but it raised my family. I've done my duty-—I feel like I have. I've raised twelve children’". c1938. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division,.Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa2000001809/PP/resource/. (accessed December 1, 2011)


Lange, Dorothea, photographer. "Waiting for the semimonthly relief checks at Calipatria, Imperial Valley, California. Typical story: fifteen years ago they owned farms in Oklahoma. Lost them through foreclosure when cotton prices fell after the war. Became tenants and sharecroppers. With the drought and dust they came West, 1934-1937. Never before left the county where they were born. Now although in California over a year they haven't been continuously resident in any single county long enough to become a legal resident. Reason: migratory agricultural laborers". c1937. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/fsa.8b31765/?co=fsa. (accessed December 1, 2011)


Lange, Dorothe, photographer. "People living in miserable poverty, Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma". c1936. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998021769/PP/resource/. (accessed December 1, 2011)


Lange, Dorothea, photographer. "Applicant couple, seeking aid under Tenant Purchase Act. Stockton California". c1938. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa2000002529/PP/resource/. (accessed December 1, 2011)


Delano, Jack, photographer. "Mike Evans, a welder, at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.". c1943. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/fsac.1a34668/ (accessed December 1, 2011)


Lee, Russell, photographer. "The Faro Caudill [family] eating dinner in their dugout, Pie Town, New Mexico". c1940. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/fsac.1a34105/. (accessed December 1, 2011)


Lee, Russell, photographer. "Distributing surplus commodities, St. Johns, Ariz"". c1940. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/fsac.1a34185/ (accessed December 1, 2011)


"Economic Security Act Hearings before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, 1935." c1935. Document. From the National Archives. Washington, D.C. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/treasures_of_congress/Images/page_19/62b.html. (accessed December 1, 2011)


"Social Security Act". c1935. Document. From the National Archives. Washington, D.C. http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=14&title.raw=Social. (accessed December 1, 2011)


Harris & Ewing, photographer. "[Franklin Delano Roosevelt, addressing the 74th Congress on Jan. 3, 1935]". c1935. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2006687143/. (accessed December 1, 2011)


"This poster exhorts workers to register (through the Post Office) for a Social Security number in order to participate in the new program.". c1936. Print. From Social Security Online. http://www.ssa.gov/history/marchs.html. (accessed December 1, 2011)


"[Postmen posed on the steps of the Pennsylvania post office, across from Penn Station, New York City, holding social security forms which they are delivering]". c1936. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/00649643/ (accessed December 1, 2011)


"Ida May Fuller". c1940. Photograph. From Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IdaMayFuller.jpg. (accessed December 1, 2011)


Delano, Jack, photographer. "Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa". c1943. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/fsac.1a34808/. (accessed December 1, 2011)


Harris & Ewing, photographer. "Baltimore, MD. In handling millions of records two things are of great importance: accuracy and speed. Social Security Account numbers are divided according to the area in which the account number was issued, the group within the area, and the serial, or individual number. There are 9,999 individual or serial numbers in each group, and 100 groups in each area. To eliminate chance of human error, and to speed up the work, the area number and the group number of each account is punched on the employee master card by a "gang punch" machine. Only those serial numbers belonging to the same area and group are put into the gang punch machine at one time. Thus the machine need be set only once to punch the correct area and group number on hundreds of cards faster and more accurately than a human being could. The photograph above shows master card being punched with holes representing area and group numbers in the gang punch machine". c1937. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington. D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/hec.22874/ (accessed December 1, 2011)


Harris & Ewing, photographer. "Baltimore, MD. Every individual Social Security Account is listed in several ways in the Social Security Board Records Office. The photograph above shows a Records Office worker at a machine which is listing in numerical sequence on a loose leaf ledger page a record of account numbers issued, to whom they were issued and other identifying data for future reference as one of the several means employed to make certain individual wage record accounts are correctly set up to be maintained". c1937. Photograph. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/hec.22878/ (accessed December 1, 2011)