One October Day In Hagerstown Maryland 1937

A look around a small US city on a Saturday in the 1930s

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Interior of railroad station, Hagerstown, Maryland

 

One Saturday in October, 1937, Arthur Rothstein arrived in Hagerstown, Maryland (pop. 31,000). On a mission from the Farm Security Administration to record life in the city, Arthur Rothstein photographed what he saw. He popped his head into the barber’s shop, watched an open-air furniture auction, spotted men idling on the street, and showed us the shops and the goods on sale.

 

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Furniture auction, Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Main street of Hagerstown on Saturday

 

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Bulletin in railroad station, Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Old man at furniture auction, Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Barn with painted windows near Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Houses near the railroad. Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Houses near the railroad tracks. Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Barn on outskirts of Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Main street of Hagerstown on Saturday afternoon, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Main street of Hagerstown on Saturday afternoon, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Men on main street, Saturday afternoon, Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Conductor placing step for the passengers, Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Furniture auction, Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Furniture auction, Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Main street of Hagerstown on Saturday afternoon, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Main street of Hagerstown on Saturday afternoon, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Main street of Hagerstown on Saturday afternoon, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Main street of Hagerstown on Saturday afternoon, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Railroad bulletin, Hagerstown, Maryland

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Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Bus terminal, Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Market in Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Furniture auction, Hagerstown, Maryland unger’s

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Barbershop. Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Farm near Hagerstown, Maryland

Arthur Rothstein 1937 Hagerstown Maryland

Patent medicine shop. Hagerstown, Maryland