Discover the Nice Melancholy in pictures with this interactive map

Explore the Great Depression in photos with this interactive map

Think about at present’s authorities backing a program to doc the plight of recent day farmers. Many may malign such use of assets, or the worth of the endeavor. However, that is precisely what the Farm Safety Administration did between 1935 and 1944 (i.e. the good melancholy). Photographers have been distributed throughout the land, and negatives despatched again to Washington. Of the estimated one hundred seventy,000 photographs taken, round 88,000 have been developed and manually categorised (keep in mind that subsequent time you moan about corrupt EXIF knowledge). The gathering has since been digitized, together with the manually-taken knowledge for every image, which a staff at Yale has now used to create an interactive map. The marvel of recent know-how means you’ll be able to see the place, and by whom, each image was taken proper from the consolation of your den. A sober reminder of what totally different occasions we reside in. In all probability a number of years later than deliberate, however the Web lastly supplies the right option to full the FSA’s unique objective of “introducing America to People.”

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