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Photographing the Second Gold Rush: Dorothea Lange and the Bay Area at War 1941-1945

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Sixty full-page photographs, many never before published, of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Heyday Books (first published August 1995)
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jimtown
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I wonder if history had been presented to us in this manner if more of us would have understood it better. Maybe you have to be ready for a history lesson though, no matter how it's presented. I learned a lot and understood much more about the Second World War from the brief but informational text and photos that were gathered together for this volume.

The war was a boon to all the migrants after the great depression. The jobs that were created by ship builders offered some much needed hope and r
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Pamela
I actually liked this book a bit better than An American Exodus (1939) re-print (1969), in that the intro here provides a more complete understanding of Lange, her background, personal life, and her various Works projects.. I have long been a fan of Lange's Depression/Dustbowl images.. with their stark, soul-filled haunted expressions... and while American Exodus provided a larger survey of time and place regarding the Depression era.. THIS book deals specifically with early 1940s SF/ East Bay. ...more
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Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the tragic consequences of the Great Depression and profoundly influenced the development of documentary photography.