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    Depression Era Photographs

    Huck Finn posted this on SB. Pretty cool.


    http://photogrammar.yale.edu/map/

    I don't know.

    #2
    Pretty cool

    Took a walk back into time in the area I grew up
    "Virtute et armis"

    Girls play with dolls. Men play with dead animals

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    Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower

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      #3
      That's cool. I've been looking through the Erie, NY file. So many Polish people.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Harvey_Wideshaft View Post
        That's cool. I've been looking through the Erie, NY file. So many Polish people.
        It's a god damn Soviet INVASION!
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          #5
          Originally posted by Harvey_Wideshaft View Post
          That's cool. I've been looking through the Erie, NY file. So many Polish people.

          Drop down a few counties..

          Finally got to see the Cracker Box that the old folks usta speak of.
          "Virtute et armis"

          Girls play with dolls. Men play with dead animals

          https://www.uso.org

          Islam is right about women

          sde: Because it was trolling and by damn God, that's what we fucking do here. Always have, always will

          #learn2code

          Epstein didn't kill himself & neither did Qassem Soleimani

          Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower

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            #6
            Originally posted by swampbilly View Post


            Drop down a few counties..

            Finally got to see the Cracker Box that the old folks usta speak of.
            I did. I was checking out the Cattaraugus and Allegheny pics too. Not as many Polish. Lots of Irish.

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              #7
              Originally posted by gamgee View Post
              Huck Finn posted this on SB. Pretty cool.


              http://photogrammar.yale.edu/map/
              I spent an entire Sunday earlier this year at this site. It's a treasure.

              It includes the iconic "Migrant Mother" photo by Dorothea Lange. This photo became the face of the Great Depression. I read an article where Lange explains that day. Walking up to the family, the mother so destitute and resigned to her lot that it was if the photographer wasn't even on the radar. She began breast-feeding her baby because her baby had to eat. These were pea pickers and the crops failed. They were starving.

              Link to photo series

              She's only 32 years old here:



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                #8
                Simply amazing.
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                  #9
                  My grandmother raised five kids during Depression. My mother wasn't born until long after. Kids had one set of school clothes. Clothes were washed by hand each night, starched and ironed (without electricity being used) for school the next day.

                  My friends grandfather once walked seven miles to work ten hours for a dollar and walked back home. They were so thankful for that dollar
                  Tuesday is soylent green day

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                    #10
                    Depression-era folks were thankful for every little thing. The further we get away from that time and mindframe, the more screwed we are.

                    Both my parents grew up during the depression. Both families were very poor. My mother's family raised chickens, gardened, sold eggs, vegetables... My grandparents had a still in the bathtub and sold booze during prohibition. My mother and her siblings weren't allowed to have friends use the bathroom if they came over. She'd overhear my grandmother saying, "Martie, you need to add more coloring" (caramel color for the booze).

                    The really old photos of my grandfather as a youth with his family - they looked well-to-do, lived in Manhattan.. Fast-forward to the Depression and they were all living a hardscrabble life. The whole family. Not many got through that time unscathed.

                    My dad worked in New York City as a very young boy. Any job he could get to help support the family. My parents both saw the bread lines, the devastation. Even as my dad's memory failed, he spoke clearly of those times, like it was etched into his mind.

                    That generation was thrifty and resourceful like nobody's business. It was a running joke in our house if the 'erl berner" (Jersey accent) was running - my dad didn't want the thermostat past "frigid". "Who touched the thermostat??? I hear the erl berner running..."
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                      #11
                      Going through the NYC photos... 1942

                      http://photogrammar.yale.edu/records...i2001012503/PP
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                        #12
                        Dress a kid up like that today, and you would make national news.

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                          #13
                          Wizard training camp? WTF



                          http://photogrammar.yale.edu/records...a1998008018/PP

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by UnderTheStars View Post
                            Pagan ceremony as reimagined by them. See the "maypole" on the left?
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by gamgee View Post
                              Huck Finn posted this on SB. Pretty cool.


                              http://photogrammar.yale.edu/map/
                              Cool site gamgee. Thanks for posting.
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