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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.

December 27, 2008

Light on White

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms NEW, SNOW and FENCEShadows and textures.

Photo taken by Arthur Rothstein in New Hampshire, 1936.

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to locate this image, use search terms: new, snow, fence

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December 26, 2008

Slipping & Sliding

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms SLEDDING and CHILDRENChildren with a sled. Jewett City, Connecticut. 1940.

Photo by Jack Delano.

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to locate this image, use search terms: sledding, children

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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 20, 2008

Let It Snow

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms SNOW and AUTO
Chillicothe, Ohio in 1940.

Photo by Arthur Rothstein.

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to locate this image, use search terms: snow, auto

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