Friday, May 22, 2009

Library of Congress Photos

The LOC just created a great Flickr set entitled FSA/OWI Favorites with the following blurb.  Check it out.

"FSA/OWI Favorites” features 10 of the most frequently requested photos plus 15 staff selections to introduce you to the vast archive of about 170,000 negatives and 107,000 prints of life in America during the Great Depression and World War II.

Go to the FSA/OWI Collection in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) at LOC to explore more of these amazing photos by gifted photographers who worked with 35mm and large format sheet film. The digital resolution for most images is admittedly low, since the scanning was done in the mid-1990s.

Migrant Mother
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lyman, Polish tobacco farmers near Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Chicago, Illinois.  In the waiting room of the Union Station.
Washington DC Government charwoman


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