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Photo of the Day – 12/19/18 (“Former Slave with Horn”, 1939)

Daily Photo — “Former Slave with Horn, 1939”

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April 1939. “Old Negro [former slave] with horn with which slaves were called; Near Marshall, Texas.” Additional title: [An African American man sitting in doorway and holding a horn, April 1939.] Gelatin Silver print by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. 

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Posted by on December 19, 2018 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/14/18 (“Cotton on the Roadside”, 1937)

Daily Photo — “Cotton on the Roadside, 1937”

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June 1937. “Child of Texas migrant family who follow the cotton crop from Corpus Christi to the Panhandle.” Photo by Dorothea Lange.

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Posted by on December 14, 2018 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/11/18 (“Broadway Advertising”, 1937)

Daily Photo — “”Broadway Advertising”, 1937″

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Here is a fun “then and now” photo, showing a Manhattan storefront in 1937 with the plethora of accompanying signage and distinctive architecture.  Today it is a very non-descript, generic Starbucks (See below) [GOOGLE MAPS]

May 7, 1937. “William Goldberg, 771 Broadway, Manhattan.” 8×10 gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project. 

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Posted by on December 11, 2018 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 03/13/17 (“Coalminer’s Children”, 1938)

Daily Photo — “Coalminer’s Children, 1938”

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September 1938. “Coal miner’s wife and three of their children. Company house in Pursglove, Scotts Run, West Virginia.” Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. 

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Posted by on March 13, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/28/17 (“Immigrant Miner”, 1937)

Daily Photo — “Immigrant Miner, 1937”

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March 1937. Scotts Run, West Virginia. “Employed bachelor coal miner at home in Sessa Hill. This scene is typical of hundreds of bachelors who belong to a group of immigrants whose family was separated by immigration restrictions. This man may, or may not, have a wife in another country.” Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. Large format acetate negative. 

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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/24/17 (“Lone Traveler”, 1939)

Daily Photo — “Lone Traveler, 1939”

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Makes me wonder where this person came from and where they are going, and why…

January 1939. “Railroad tracks. Williamson County, Illinois.” Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.

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Posted by on February 24, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/21/17 (“Tent of Flies”, 1936)

Daily Photo — “Tent of Flies, 1936”

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Before I even noticed the swarm of flies around the tent and the children, I caught sight of the old Wrigley’s Spearmint box in the lower right of the tent.

November 1936. “Children and home of migratory cotton workers. Migratory camp, southern San Joaquin Valley, California.” Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. 

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Posted by on February 21, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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