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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.

January 5, 2009

Horse Power

Take stunning sculpture, mix with equally stunning photography - and voila!

Photo by Esther Bubley. Shot in 1943 in front of the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington D.C.

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December 12, 2008

Gonna Soak Up the Sun

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms ARLINGTON and SUNBATHERS Occupants of a wartime women's residence in Arlington, Virginia sunbathe behind their building.

Photo by Esther Bubley, 1943.

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