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From the Great Depression to World War II - photos from the American Memory collection

The American Memory collection contains more than 162,000 images taken between 1935 and 1944 by government-hired photographers. If you were to look at 100 of them per day, every day, you'd need more than four years to view them all. As a photographer, I consider these images nothing short of wondrous. This blog showcases some of them.

November 14, 2008

Fabulous Face

to locate this image on the American Memory website, use search terms MANUEL ZORRAThis striking gent, Manuel Zorra, was photographed in 1940. A fisherman of Portuguese descent, he made his home in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

According to Edwin Rosskam, the photographer, Mr. Zorra was "one of the best storytellers on the cape."
to locate this image, use search terms: Manuel, Zorra


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