DOCUMERICA: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1973)

A FEW BLOCKS FROM NICOLLET MALL IS HENNEPIN AVENUE FORMERLY THE DOWNTOWN MAIN STREET. IT IS NOW A GAUDY COLLECTION OF NEON SIGNS ADVERTISING ENTERTAINMENT SPOTS, 06/1973

DOCUMERICA: Brooklyn, New York City, USA (1974)

YOUNGSTERS ON THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY AT THE KOSCIUSKO SWIMMING POOL IN BROOKLYN’S BEDFORD-STUYVESANT DISTRICT, NEW YORK CITY. INNER CITY RESIDENTS ENJOY USING THIS INTELLIGENTLY LOCATED POOL. THE INNER CITY TODAY IS AN ABSOLUTE CONTRADICTION TO THE MAIN STREAM AMERICA OF GAS STATIONS, EXPRESSWAYS, SHOPPING CENTERS AND TRACT HOMES. IT IS POPULATED BY BLACKS, LATINS […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Al Stephenson, Georgia, USA.

CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER AT HELEN IS A POPULAR SPOT TO BEGIN INNER TUBE FLOAT EXCURSIONS. THESE YOUTHS ARE PART OF A GROUP TOURING THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS REGIONS. SPONSORED BY THE CHRISTIAN ATHLETES OF COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA, THE TOUR INCLUDES A TWO MILE TUBE TRIP WHICH STARTS AT THE RIVER BRIDGE AT HELEN. THE SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): John H. White, Chicago, Illinois,

BLACK RESIDENTS ON ONE OF THE BALCONIES OF THE ROBERT TAYLOR HOMES, A LOW INCOME HIGHRISE APARTMENT BUILDING IN CHICAGO. IT IS A COMPLEX OF 28 BUILDINGS LOCATED BETWEEN THE 3900 AND 5400 BLOCKS ON STATE STREET WITH 4,312 APARTMENTS HOUSING 25,220 PERSONS. A GOAL OF MANY RESIDENTS IS TO FIND A JOB THAT PAYS […]

DOCUMERICA: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1973)

ANNUAL SMELT RUN AT SINGING BRIDGE, TAWAS CITY. IN MID-APRIL THOUSANDS OF FISHERMEN GATHER AT WHITNEY DRAIN, A MANMADE CANAL ON LAKE HURON, TO DIPNET FOR THESE SMALL FISH. EFFICIENT FLOATING RECEPTACLE REDUCES NUMBER OF TRIPS TO SHORE, 04/1973

INDIANA: Americana Hotel, Gary Indiana (1960’s)

Americana Hotel, circa 1960s – Gary, Indiana John D. Freeman, Freeman Studios (#55013) “When you want to sleep in style, stop at Americana Hotel, 6200 East Melton Road, U.S. Routes 12 and 20, Gary, Indiana. Located in the world-famous Indiana Sand Dunes, the Americana features a spectacular Riviera swimming pool, and beautifully appointed air-conditioned rooms. […]

ALABAMA ARCHIVE: "March Against Fear" (1966)

Andrew Young, Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, Floyd McKissick, and others, participating in the “March Against Fear” begun by James Meredith. June, 1966. Photographer: Jim Peppler

ALABAMA ARCHIVE: "Selma March" (1965)

Selma to Montgomery marchers in Montgomery. One marcher is carrying a sign that reads, “God hath made of one blood all nations & men.” This is from a collection of sixteen slides, chiefly of the Selma to Montgomery March, owned by a Lutheran minister who was possibly the photographer. His name is unknown. March 25, […]

ALABAMA ARCHIVE: “Selma March” (1965)

African American women, children, and an older man waving to Selma to Montgomery marchers from the sidewalk. This is from a collection of sixteen slides, chiefly of the Selma to Montgomery March, owned by a Lutheran minister who was possibly the photographer. His name is unknown. March 25, 1965

FSA: ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN – Gees Bend, Alabama, April, 1937

Drawing water from well. Gees Bend, Alabama. April, 1937 Gee’s Bend, also known as Boykin, is a very poor tenant community in Alabama, United States of America lying at the edge of the Black Belt in Wilcox County, about thirty miles southwest of Selma. The name comes from a planter named Joseph Gee, the first […]