“A typical Spanish-American community”


In April 1941, photographer Irving Rusinow took 94 pictures in El Cerrito, New Mexico. His photographs, like this one of a man with a child in one of the nicest homes in the town, captured the living conditions of the townspeople. The El Cerrito photos were taken to illustrate a study of American communities done for a Federal agricultural agency

National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics