Dust Bowl Years

After the stock market crash of 1929, the soil in the Great Plains states died for lack of water and due to over farming. The winds kicked up and dust settled on everything across the Great Plains. Farmers couldn’t grow anymore. Farms became flooded with dust and sand.

New York City People 1940

Fascinating iconic and historic black and white images of people and places in New York City from the 1930s and 1940s. Some of the images taken just before and during Second World War (WWII). These are images of people just living their lives in New York City. New York city is a city that is reviled and loved at the same time by its residents and by visitors. Proof that the Big Apple has always been the Big Apple.

Chicago's Black Belt

The “Black Belt,” in Chicago was located between 12th and 79th streets and Wentworth and Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago. With the influx of African Americans before and after Second World War, there was a concerted effort by whites to restrict housing for Blacks by any means and keep Blacks in the Black Belt. All images are from Chicago’s Black Belt.

“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.” – St. Jerome