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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 25, 2008

Christmas Child

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms MARTINETTI and GRANDCHILDThe Bronx, New York. 1942.

Photo by Marjory Collins.

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to locate this image, use search terms: Martinetti, grandchild

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December 24, 2008

Nativity

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms TAOS and CHRISTMASChristmas Eve, in the church. Taos, New Mexico, 1942.

Photo by John Collier.

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to locate this image, use search terms: Taos, Christmas

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December 23, 2008

Home for Christmas

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms GREYHOUD, DEPOT and WASHINGTONThe pre-Christmas rush at the Greyhound bus depot in Washington, D.C. (1941)

Photo by John Collier.

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to locate this image, use search terms: Greyhound, depot, Washington

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