A photo tells 1000 words, goes the saying. Photographs can make a time and place more real, especially to today's students.
Both the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information and Dorthea Lange document American life during the Great Depression. The photographers used black and white so their work is more "gritty" than we view today.
Dorothea Lange is best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA).
Remember the age of the most famous Migrant Mother, taken by Lange, is 32.
Offers representative photos for students to replicate the work of historians by sifting and comparing photos for the history of the U.S. between 1880 and 1920.
Includes photos and art, literature and historical documents about the Great Depression.
With modern digital photography, future historians will have a rich trove of images to work with. One hundred years from now, what will be the definitive photographs of this era?
As you look at these works, think what snapshots of American life you would capture in photos today.