As the resident studio photographer in tiny-town Heber Springs from 1917 to 1956, Mike Disfarmer was privy to each family’s rites of passage, from first birthdays to funerals. His studio portraits present the people of the heartland during the turbulent times of the early twentieth century, documenting the farm families as they sent their sons to fight World War I, struggled through the Great Depression and returned to battle for World War II.
Clothbound hardcover. 240 pages. Texts by Edwynn Houk, Gerd Sander, Richard B. Woodward, and Michael P. Mattis.