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Old Dec 13th 2005, 9:32 pm
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Bound for Glory is the title of a new exhibition at the Library of Congress in 2006. This photographic exhibition " capture the effects of the Depression on America's rural and small town populations, the nation's subsequent economic recovery and industrial growth, and the country's great mobilization for World War II."
Click on the 'Online Exhibition' link for some amazing photos that we are used to looking at in B & W.
Looking at some of the photos it reinforces the fact that we are not here for long, most of these people are probably not around any more yet the photos look very recent in some respects. Enjoy.
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Bound for Glory is the title of a new exhibition at the Library of Congress in 2006. This photographic exhibition " capture the effects of the Depression on America's rural and small town populations, the nation's subsequent economic recovery and industrial growth, and the country's great mobilization for World War II."
Click on the 'Online Exhibition' link for some amazing photos that we are used to looking at in B & W.
Looking at some of the photos it reinforces the fact that we are not here for long, most of these people are probably not around any more yet the photos look very recent in some respects. Enjoy.
Hey thanks for that link LH, I am going to try and catch it in DC before it moves with my eldest daughter
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My own personal favorite, backstage at the "girlie" show at the state fair
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My own personal favorite, backstage at the "girlie" show at the state fair
Not sure which one I like best. The family eating their simple meal, the carnival and the 'Rosie the Riveter' type women eating lunch are cool.
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Not sure which one I like best. The family eating their simple meal, the carnival and the 'Rosie the Riveter' type women eating lunch are cool.
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Hands up anyone that wants his job.......carbon mining

He's not complaining, he got to go home for some exquisite fine dining after a 16 hour shift in the mine

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Fascinating stuff, thanks for posting the link.

You just have to wonder - how many of the kids pictured are still alive, and if so where they are now, what kind of life they've had.
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Fascinating stuff, thanks for posting the link.

You just have to wonder - how many of the kids pictured are still alive, and if so where they are now, what kind of life they've had.
You are welcome. I was thinking the same thing, the photos look much more recent in color, but are 60 - 70 years ago.
No obesity problems there eh?
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I think it's very true what 'they' say, that the generation before was a lot harder both mentally and physically than the next. What will we end up as?
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Fascinating stuff, thanks for posting the link.

You just have to wonder - how many of the kids pictured are still alive, and if so where they are now, what kind of life they've had.
My father could have been one of those kids in the pictures. He is now 90 and lived through the depression. He and his brothers worked under Roosevelt's early work programs clearing land for $1.50 a week so that roads could be built. He also caddied along side his brothers to help his mother and father feed a family of 13. He is hale and hearty and all his siblings, unless they died of drinking, lived into their 80's and 90's. His dad lived to 89; his mother to age 91-3/4; his oldest sister to age 99. He worked menial jobs but supported his family after the war and lived frugally but we never went without. Although luxuries weren't plentiful, we were all happy and well adjusted. His only hold over from his youth is a strong adversion to bathing. He always had to be reminded to take a bath because when growing up it was a cold water flat and they went to the public bath once a week. They did a "whore's bath" daily.
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You just have to wonder - how many of the kids pictured are still alive, and if so where they are now, what kind of life they've had.
Particularly the young black boy and girl.
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