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Faces of the Depression- January, 1937

January 1937 - “Part of the family of a migrant fruit worker from Tennessee, camped near the packinghouse in Winter Haven, Florida.” nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

Can you imagine living like this? March 1936. "Mother and baby of family of nine living in field on U.S. Route 70 near the Tennessee River." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration.

Humanity: mother (wearing a flour sack skirt) and nine children living in a field on U. Route 70 near the Tennessee River during the Depression - Photo by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration

I just couldn't stop looking at this picture. These are hard working women from a cotton mill in the year 1909.

The History Place - Child Labor in America Lewis Hine Photos - Faces of Lost Youth. Faces of Lost Youth: Adolescent girls from Bibb Mfg. in Macon, Georgia.

Violet Jessop survived the sinkings of all 3 of the White Star Line ships, Titanic, Olympic, and Britannic.

Violet Constance Jessop (October 1887 – May was an ocean liner stewardess and nurse who achieved fame by surviving the disastrous sinkings of sister ships RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic in 1912 and 1916 respectively

Winter on Fifth Avenue, New York City, 1892.

‘Alfred Stieglitz proudly reports that he had stood three hours during a blizzard… “awaiting the proper moment” to take his celebrated picture, “Fifth Avenue, Winter.

Charlie Chaplin & Helen Keller

Helen Keller teaching Charlie Chaplin the manual alphabet, 1919 I find this fascinating. One of the greatest stars of the silent film era learning a language from the silent and blind Helen Keller.

This is an informal pose and very unusual for the time period. And yet it shows the love of this father who doesn't mind getting down on the floor with his little ones. I love the way the boy is hugging his father from behind and the way the father is leaning into his girls, it displays such tenderness. circa 1867

Beautiful portrait of a father and his three children. The informal pose is unusual for the time period. It's touching how the son is hugging his father, who is down on the floor to be close to his children.

A soldier helping a boy over the barbed wire. After the picture, the soldier was immediately replaced. God only knows what happened to him afterwards.

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

“ Olive Oatman - “The first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States.” ”

Olive Oatman was the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States. ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family.