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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 13, 2008

High Water

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms WINCHESTER FLOOD WATERS The old John Denver song, "Take Me Home, Country Road" makes mention of the Shenandoah River - the floodwaters of which submerged this farm near Winchester, Virginia in March 1936.

This image also brings to mind Johnny Cash's line 'How high's the water, Mama?' in the song "Five Feet High and Rising".

Photo by Arthur Rothstein.

to locate this image, use search terms: Winchester, flood, waters

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