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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 31, 2008

Dancing the Night Away

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms CHICAGO, DANCING and MUSIC Club DeLisa, Chicago. 1942.

Photo by Jack Delano.

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to locate this image, use search terms: Chicago, dancing, music

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December 28, 2008

Home Delivery

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms GROCERY and BOYS In 1941 Chicago, these young men waited outside grocery stores - earning money by truddling home shoppers' purchases.

Photo by Russell Lee.

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to locate this image, use search terms: grocery, boys

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