Saturday, January 17, 2015

FSA/OWI photos made easy!

The Library of Congress FSA/OWI web site is wonderful: searchable on keywords, photographer names, etc. But Yale's Photogrammar is a slick alternative for exploring this endlessly fascinating national treasure. The interactive map allows you to browse the pictures by county. I clicked somewhat randomly on Union County, NM, and found that Russell Lee, that talented and tirelessly peripatetic photographer, took some shots there, including this oddity. "Rest assured," indeed....

The LoC site has more than 20,000 photos by Lee, including his stunning work in the Japanese internment camps.

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