U.S. History: Images of the Great Depression
Library of Congress Images:
“A web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).” Original photos are owned by the Library of Congress (LOC).
Image Above : Two children of a migratory fruit worker. Deerfield, Florida. 1937. Library of Congress.Tip: Search for the word “Cleanliness” and see what photo appears…yuck!
“A photography curator with the New York Public Library tracked down the missing [FSA-OWI] images—some 1,000 of them—and created a special online archive where they can finally be seen.”
Image @ Left : Children in slum district. Baltimore, Maryland. 1938. Library of Congress.
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The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945) and Images
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Example Search Terms: Migrant or Farm or BreadImage Above : Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone. 1931.
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