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During the Great Depression, the Farm Security Administration dispatched photographers across the U.S. to document the lives of Americans—and the work continued into World War II.

Yale University has made tens of thousands of those photos easily searchable on what it’s calling Photogrammar. Hundreds of the photos are from the Louisville area.

The earlier photos are of Louisvillians farming, or fishing in the Ohio River.  The latter part of the archive shows Louisvillians at work in the World War II years.

You can find the entire archive here. Here are some examples with the original captions from the archive.


Correction: The headline of this story was changed to better reflect the timeframe of the photos.