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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 12, 2009

Come and Gone

A telephone operator in 1941 Maryland. Yes, Virginia, a live human needed to physically connect your call, moving those cables from one place to another.

Photo by John Vachon.

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December 21, 2008

Winter In the Country

locate this image on the American Memory website by using search terms MARYLAND and MAILBOXES Mailboxes on a Maryland highway, 1940.

Photo by Marion Post Wolcott.

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to locate this image, use search terms: Maryland, mailboxes

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December 4, 2008

Frogs

locate this image on the American Memory website by using search terms SIGN, BOONSBORO and MARYLAND An unusual distinction.

Photo taken by John Vachon near Boonsboro, Maryland - in 1939.

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to locate this image, use search terms: sign, Boonsboro, Maryland

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