Latinx during the Great Depression

Long before Facebook photos were posted willingly or images were taken covertly by the NSA, North Americans happily posed for photographers from the Office of War Information Photograph Collection.  The photos were taken as part of an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944, including the latter years of the Great Depression – Dorothea Lange’s iconic photo of the “Migrant Mother”, taken in 1936, is among them.  Latinx also participated in the national program.  The charming children of a Hispanic-American farmer in Amalia, New Mexico posed for this snapshot.  For more photos, please visit our country’s first face book at the Library of Congress, www.LOC.gov.

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