The Times of Sorrow and Hope website is dedicated to documenting the Pennsylvania photographs in the FSA-OWI collection and making them accessible to the public. The main feature of this website is the catalog of approximately 6,000 Pennsylvania photographs that have so far been identified. The catalog offers comprehensive information about each photograph, and we eventually hope to include links to the actual images.
The main catalog lists the photographs only under the name of the photographer. We also have provided five guide pages, currently viewable as PDF files, to give viewers a broader range in which to search. Each guide is specifically indexed to help viewers find what they need as quickly and as easily as possible. The photographs are categorized by Dates, Personal Names, Photographers, Places, and Subjects.
In time, the catalog will be upgraded to a database that will enhance the catalog’s searchability and ease of use. Until then, follow the simple instructions below to learn more. If you already know what you’re looking for, you can go straight to the Catalog.