John Vachon

Figure 8. John Vachon, "Swift Packing Plant, Omaha, Nebraska," 1938. Source: Library of Congress

Figure 9. John Vachon, "Sheep Entering the Stockyards, South Omaha, Nebraska" 1938. Source: Library of Congress

Vachon's images of midwestern stockyards and packinghouses depict hulking structures and massively scaled animal pens but workers, even when they appear in the frame, are afterthoughts (figures 8-9). View more of his work for the Farm Security Administration.