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DOROTHEA LANGE: SKID ROW, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (THE GREAT DEPRESSION), 1937

tumblr_lss2cfoant1qdjto7o1_500Skid Row, San Francisco, California (Great Depression), 1937

MOTHER AND CHILDREN CAMPING AT CITY HALL, ST. LOUIS, MO, APRIL 29, 1936

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A mother and children rest as they and over 40 men, women and children camp out at City Hall in St. Louis, Mo., April 29, 1936, the heights of the Great Depression. When a St. Louis alderman took no action to increase relief appropriations, protesters descended upon City Hall and threatened to stay “‘til hell freezes over or we get relief.” They started their second day in the building this day.

JOHN HEARTFIELD :: HURRAH DIE BUTTER IST ALLE, 1935

heartfield_hurrah-2John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld; 19 June 1891 – 26 April 1968) was an artist and a pioneer in the use of art as a political weapon. Some of his photomontages were anti-Nazi and anti-fascist statements. Heartfield also created book jackets for authors such as Upton Sinclair, as well as stage sets for such noted playwrights as Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Piscator.

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