Doll Maker

1936. Photograph by Lewis Hine. “Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts – Paragon Rubber Co. and American Character Doll. Building rubber doll moulds, 1936.”

From the National Archives.

Abandoned Automobiles

1972 – 1977. Photograph by Bruce McAllister. “Abandoned Automobiles and Other Debris Clutter an Acid Water and Oil Filled Five Acre Pond, it Was Cleaned up Under EPA Supervision to Prevent Possible Contamination of Great Salt Lake and a Wildlife Refuge Nearby.”

From the National Archives.

Unemployment Line

1938. Photograph by Dorothea Lange. “Unemployment benefits aid begins. Line of men inside a division office of the State Employment Service office at San Francisco, California, waiting to register for benefits on one of the first days the office was open. They will receive from six to fifteen dollars per week for up to sixteen weeks. Coincidental with the announcement that the federal unemployment census showed close to ten million persons out of work, twenty-two states begin paying unemployment compensation”

From the National Archives.

Home Sweet Home

1947. Unknown photographer. “Image of a member of Operation Windmill sitting in the snow with a note near him that reads “Home Sweet Home.” The man is holding a tin pan and smoking a cigarette. Operation Windmill (1947-1948) was an expedition established by the Chief of Naval Operations to train personnel, test equipment, and reaffirm American interests in Antarctica.”

From the Smithsonian Institution.