8.10.2007

Photographs 1935-1945

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I love the American Memory from the Library of Congress website. When I have extra time, I most likely find myself there browsing through all the fantastic images.

I also have a fascination with the years encompassing The Great Depression and World War II. I am not sure why exactly though. I do know I prefer the modest houses built during that era over any others that may possess more elaborate detail, the jewelry alternatives, the magazines and catalogs of that time etc. For me, there is something more interesting in turning a page in a catalog to see information on Rations than turning the page to see the latest fashions from Paris etc.

Well, this week at the American Memory site, under 'War Military', I found this fantastic collection: America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca. 1935-1945

They have photographs spanning these ten years from every state (look your own home state up, its really worth it).

Below are a few from Louisiana, which I particularly liked for one reason or another.
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Donalsonville, La. State Fair September 1938
Photographs by Russel Lee

Couple relaxing:

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Side show introductions:

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Fortune Teller:

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Glass Eater:

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Snake Biter:

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Girls playing Bingo:

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Little girl buying a Chalkware concession statue:

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Images from New Iberia, Jarreau, and Lafayette La. October/November 1938
Photographs by Russell Lee
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Musicians in a car:

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Farm Girl waiting in car for her father:

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Traveling evangelists:

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Images from Lake Providence, La. June 1940
Photographs by Marion Post Wolcott
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Tenant farmer's home:

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Farm Teens taking a swimming break on the weekend:

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Images from Nachitoches, La. July 1940
Photographs by Marion Post Wolcott
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Paper boys getting ready for their routes:

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Farmer and children relaxing on their porch in the evening:

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This farmer and his family went to the lake to fish for the 4th of July.
After catching the fish, they had a small fish fry with some friends for the holiday:





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2 comments:

alicia said...

Those photos are so great! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

those were great!