From 1935-1944 the Roosevelt administration took on the largest photography project ever sponsored by the government. The idea behind the project was to provide evidence of success in New Deal initiatives, and then the project was carried on into World War II.
The project amassed some 170 000 photographs which have recently been released to the public. You can see the photos on the website Photogrammar; and if you love looking at old black and white photos as much as I do, then this is the place for you. The website couldn’t be easier to navigate: Presented with a map of the United States, you just point to a region, it tells you how many photos there are from that region and who the photographer was, then you click, and voila, you have in front of you a visual cornucopia of history.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.