Land of the Free. Poems by Archibald Mac Leish. Photographs by Dorthea Lange, Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, Carl Mydans, and others. Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1938. 93 pp. Quarto. Clothbound. Library protected dust jacket. 88 full-page black-and-white illustrations.
"Land of the Free is the opposite of a book of poems illustrated by photographs. It is a book of photographs illustrated by a poem," said Mac Leish. A fascinating depression-era document that features numerous Farm Security Administation images by Dorthea Lange, Walker Evans, Russell Lee, Ben Shahn, and others. One of the first FSA collections to be published, Land of the Free remains one of the most important. Scarce in its original dust jacket.
Some foxing to front and rear free-end papers and paste-downs. Some chipping to dust jacket edges; two closed tears - one of two inches and one of one inch - to rear of dust jacket.