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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.

December 2, 2008


to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms NEW ENGLAND and BOYS This photo is part of a series about those who made their living fishing New England waters in the early 1940s.

Photographer Howard Liberman's caption observes that "[m]any of the boys will follow their forefathers" and become fishermen themselves.

One wonders how this young's man life actually turned out.

to locate this image, use search terms: New England, boys


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