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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 8, 2009

Texas Chili

A ranch cook lifts the lid on a pot of chili prepared on a Texas roundup, 1939.

Photo by Russell Lee.

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December 30, 2008

Good Times

locate this image on the American Memory website by using search terms YOUNGSTERS and DANCE A young couple at a Junior Chamber of Commerce dance in San Angelo, Texas. 1940.

Photo by Russell Lee.

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December 3, 2008

Typo

locate this image on the American Memory website by using search terms SAN JUAN and SIGN Oh, dear.

Photo taken by Russell Lee in San Juan, Texas. 1939.

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