Category Archives: documentary photography

Rogues Gallery, New York City, 1906

Looking at photographs of criminals.

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Warsaw Ghetto destroyed, Jews “Forcibly pulled out of dug-outs”

This picture broke my heart knowing the horrible agony and murder awaiting these Jewish men, women, and children. It’s almost too sick to believe it is a real photo, but it is, taken by German propaganda. Their title of the … Continue reading

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Lights from Empire State Building, 1956, Associated Press

 

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Arrest that Rat!

It never fails to impress me by how much the previous generations did and fought and sacrificed for WWII. The commitment of women on the home front was no laughing matter. Here is a photo from British archives showing women … Continue reading

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Train travel, Spain, c. 1961

I just love this picture. The children are like little cherubs lined in the sky of a Renaissance painting, only they are in black and white on bunk beds.

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Snow Day, Sweden

Feeling a bit down due to the polar blast of cold here on the East Coast…until i saw this picture of Sweden from 1918. I guess I feel slightly better now.

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Poverty, West Virginia

West Virginia, Coal Miner’s home, kitchen, 1937, still the Depression. Notice the walls have been patched with newspaper to keep out drafts. The children appear all barefoot.  Today people know “miners” through The Hunger Games only. This is a picture … Continue reading

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Worker at Carbon Black Plant, 1942

It’s difficult to see many photos. Tonight it was pictures of the Depression and the tired dehumanized look of the Dust Bowl farmers, brave WWII pilots in training looking young and wistful and probably realizing they won’t live until 20. … Continue reading

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Unidentified Japanese woman, 1947

Colored negative found on this flickr photo stream.

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Lee Miller

Lee Miller was an extraordinary Jewish American photographer and model who, through acquaintance/sexual liaisons with several famous Surrealists and photographers,  became  a Surrealist and documentary photographer of WWII, traveling to the front where no women were allowed, and shooting famous images of … Continue reading

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