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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.

January 14, 2009

Extracurricular

It isn't clear whether young people would normally be recruited for such tasks in heavily agricultural 1940s American - or whether labor was in short supply due to the war.

At any rate, this series of photos shows hundreds of co-ed high-school students being trucked into Idaho pea fields to help with the harvest.

Photo by Russell Lee, 1941.

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[American Memory link]

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December 22, 2008

Checking It Twice

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms FRUITLAND and CHILDREN
Childen in rural Idaho. October, 1939.

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms FRUITLAND and CHILDREN
Photos by Dorothea Lange.

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[American Memory link]
to locate these images, use search terms: fruitland, children

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