Yale Just Released 170,000 Incredible Photos of Depression-Era America

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    Yale Just Released 170,000 Incredible Photos of Depression-Era America

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    The photos taken by Farm Security Administration photographers in the 1930s are some of the most iconic images in American history. We’re all familiar with some of the snapshots of craggy-faced farmers, but unseen photos in government archives tell a more complex story of a struggling country. Yale just released a terrific database of 170,000 of them.

    The wonderfully smooth design of Yale’s so-called Photogrammer is a pleasure to browse. It’s just a map of the United States where each county is clickable. Simply find the area you want to explore, just as you might on Google Maps, and the interactive database will show you photos spanning from 1935 to 1945. That means you get a glimpse of everything from Depression recovery to war preparations. You can also sort by photographer, including legends like Dorothy Lange and Walker Evans.

    http://photogrammar.yale.edu/


    Here’s a selection of what the archive has to offer. But honestly, you should just spend the rest of your afternoon browsing around the whole country. The images tell both a woeful history of America in its hardest moments, as well a the inspirational recovery.


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    A young Howard hocking kittens to the masses.
     
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    Lets post a pic of NY side-by-side... fuck send me back in time to the depression. Looks so peaceful...
     
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    Wife's grandpa was given up by his parents along with his syblings during this time. Told me of hanging around the coal trains with a bucket and always a coal train worker would see all the poor kids and shovel out some coal for em.
    Joined the military at 16 or so lying about his age , like many did just for 3 squares. Served 20+..
    Insert flag smiley here....:salute:
     
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    These are awesome photos and i just started looking through them...thanks for sharing.
     
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    It will happen again.

    Might be sooner than we think. What will all the Millennials do when they lose their Internet connections?
     
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    Now we have shopping Carts :grad:


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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    I was sitting in a Staples parking lot yesterday, eating a couple of Taco Bell tacos (hadn't tasted a taco in six months).

    There was a goofy old white guy with a shopping cart trying to break into a Mustang convertible right in front of me. He had a hat with feathers sticking out of it, and he was trying to get his arm through a small crack in the window.

    I beeped at him and he moved on.
     
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    Great site. Thanks for the link!
     
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    poor bastard
     
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    B&W photography is so awesome, looking at old photos my parents had is what inspired me to study it in school for years. I actually enjoyed manipulating the photo chemistry in the lab even more then shooting the photos themselves.
     
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    The top picture is the original Dogg Shed
     
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    Pretty cool stuff XXXX
     
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    Thanks - i love the way you can search for pictures by county, and note the difference between the pre-war, and almost the end of the war pictures.
     
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    thanks!
     
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    you're welcome!
     
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    These photos of unemployed Americans suffering through the current downturn are heart breaking too.
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    "manual labor just isn't me"

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    Thankfully food stamps are keeping the unemployed from starving


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    Meanwhile, heartless conservatives refuse to fund more unemployment benefits...or their gofundme trip to Europe.


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    "nothing out there makes use of my degree in Art History. And my Dad wants me to work for THREE MONTHS before making me a VP at his company"
     
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    Don't forget these poor souls that are forced to live hand to mouth. :(


     
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