Online Archive Reveals 170.000 Unseen Images from The Great Depression and WWII

Online Archive Reveals 170.000 Unseen Images from The Great Depression and WWII

From the year 1929, when “The Great Depression” started, to the year 1945. when the World War 2 ended, mankind faced some of it’s darkest times. The greatest economy crisis, a mad leader who wanted to conquer the world and many more tragedies. Of course, all that was documented, mostly through photographs, and most of those photographs have already been published and studied, but an enormous number of images were never revealed. Some of those “hidden” photographs were saved and guarded in the Library Congress and now, finally , after all these years, can be seen in a huge online archive provided by Yale University. The name of the archive is “Photogrammar”, and it contains breathtaking work of legendary photographers such as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein. They documented the everyday life of the struggling people back in the day. The captured hardworking folks on the farms, businessmen in the big cities, athletes, poor children on the streets. From rich to poor, from young to old, these photographers documented every important detail of everyday life that news didn’t broadcast those days. These people were the beating heart of society and now, after many, many years they are getting recognition they always deserved. Photos bellow are just few of the many more iconic images of that era. If you like what you see, you can visit Photogrammar for more of these remarkable photographs.

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