Thursday, April 12, 2012

Public Library in the Piney Woods, July 1937

The first two photos were taken during the Great Depression by Dorothea Lange, a government sponsored photographer of significant note.  The exact location of these photos, which are on file in the Library of Congress, is not disclosed, except to say southwestern Mississippi.

The photos are significant, not so much for what they depict, but for the photographer who took them. For more information on this pioneering female photographer, Google her name and read the Wikipedia article on her, from which the last photo was lifted.  If nothing else, click on the last photo and take note of her tres cool sneakers, vintage 1937.

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