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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.

October 27, 2008

Fettered Fox

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms FOX and AUTOMOBILENot something one sees every day. As the photo caption explains, this is a "Fox chained to [an] automobile."

Taken in Moorehead, Minnesota in Oct. 1940. The apparent water dish adds complexity to the scene.

(photographer: John Vachon)

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