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On Exhibit: women of the FSA

For the photographers who worked for the federal government’s Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and ’40s, life was never easy. Charged with traveling around the country and documenting poverty and the New Deal policies being implemented to ameliorate it, they spent months every year on the road, staying in cheap hotels, eating bad food, […]

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Lake Stories

One thing you can say about Florence Brown’s older sister is that she is mighty secretive. Another is that she is a very fortunate woman. She has been since at least July 24, 1915. That was the day she fell off the Eastland into the Chicago River and was saved by unknown rescuers. Eight hundred […]