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


DONNA LAFRAMBOISE  aka  TripodGirl
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 11, 2008

Lumberjack

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms INDIAN and WOODSMANThis gent, a First Nations lumberjack from Canada, was photographed in Maine during the 1943 Spring pulpwood drive.

Photo by John Collier.

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to locate this image, use search terms: Indian, woodsman

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December 10, 2008

MacKenzie King, Prime Minister

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms PRIME MINISTER KING
Love the shades.

Taken in Washington, D.C. during a visit by Canada's Prime Minister, MacKenzie King, in 1943.

Photo by Ann Rosener.

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