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American History: Images

Research information and Fordham library resources in American history; Librarian Jeannie Hoag, Editor.


Here are some excellent sources for obtaining digital images. Always be sure to check for copyright and any other use restrictions before using any image.

A picture is very often truly worth a thousand words as is the case with this iconic photograph of a migrant mother taken in California in 1936 by Dorothea Lange. It has come to epitomize the Great Depression. (Source: NARA)


This film, shot by the Miles brothers, was made on April 14, 1906, only four days before the San Francisco earthquake. It was taken from the front window of a moving cable car.


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