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Dorothea Lange, Skid Row, Howard Street, San Francisco, California, February 1937

Images of the Unemployed in New Deal Photography: “The Forgotten Man” versus the Militant Unemployed Workers Movement

The Great Depression represented a new moment for government involvement in many facets of American life including a national photography project.  The government-sponsored photography project documenting the experiences of Americans during these years of economic crisis existed from 1935 through 1942.  The project was housed in various government departments’ including the Resettlement Administration, the Farm […]

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