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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 26, 2008

Cutie Pie

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms HARLEM and NEWSBOY This unidentified young man - a newsboy in Harlem - was photographed in May or June of 1943. His cheery innocence is heightened by the scarred sign and peeling paint behind him.

(photographer: Gordon Parks)

to locate this image, use search terms: Harlem, newsboy

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