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Seeing the Great Depression

Seeing the Great Depression

The Atlantic - Rebecca J. Rosen

A new project from Yale invites viewers to explore some 175,000 images of America in the 1930s and '40s. For a singular image of the Great Depression and the roughness of those years, it's hard to do much better than Dorothea Lange's 1936 photograph of Florence Owens Thompson, two of her children …

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