Reasons to read the Daily Mail, nos.1-2

The first in a (probably short) series.

As well as this moving story of negro American WWII soldiers’ photos rescued from the trash can, look at these amazing colour photos of America just before WWII.

Dressed for action: A female aircraft worker at the Vega Aircraft Corporation in around 1940

Dressed for action: A female aircraft worker at the Vega Aircraft Corporation in around 1940

Squalor: A photograph of a Chicago railway yard believed to have been taken in the late 1930s

Squalor: A photograph of a Chicago railway yard believed to have been taken in the late 1930s

 Character: Jim Norris a homesteader from Pie Town, New Mexico pictured in October 1940
Jim Norris a homesteader from Pie Town, New Mexico pictured in October 1940
Day laborers picking cotton, near Clarksdale, Miss. 1939 Nov.
Day laborers picking cotton, near Clarksdale, Mississippi in November  1939
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  1. […] deeper back into American history than the photos I linked to here, The Atlantic has a series on the photography of the American Civil War. Here’s the rather […]


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