Oct 7, 2015

Baptist hats in 1940

The vestibule of a Baptist church in Gadsden, Ala., in Dec. 1940. The hats belong to steel and cotton mill workers.

This photo was one of more than 8,000 taken by John Vachon, documenting American life during the Great Depression for the United States Farm Security Administration. Many of these photos are made publicly available by Yale.