- Flashbak 20:44May 13, 2021John Steinbeck’s Wonderful Letter On Racism – 1937“If I had enough money, I would take busloads of people out to the fields and into the labor camps. Then they’d know how that fine salad got on their table.” – Roberto Acuna, farm worker “In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the … Continue reading "John Steinbeck’s Wonderful Letter On Racism – 1937"
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- Flashbak 23:06May 10, 2021Russell Lee’s New Deal Visions of Depression-Era Rural America“It’s very strange that most of our people were interested in art, had some art training, had desires to be artists, perhaps suddenly discovered photography offered them something…. In that job and elsewhere, I began to realize it was curiosity, it was a desire to know, it was the eye to see the significance around … Continue reading "Russell Lee’s New Deal Visions of Depression-Era Rural America"
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- Flashbak 12:44May 4, 2021When Gas was 15c a gallon – US Filling Stations 1937-1942Before the ubiquitous gas stations people bought gasoline literally out of a barrel at a grocery or hardware store. Some of which even offered gasoline home delivery in five-gallon jugs. The world’s first purpose-built gas station was built in St. Louis, Missouri in 1905 at 420 South Theresa Avenue. Although the Smithsonian magazine says that … Continue reading "When Gas was 15c a gallon – US Filling Stations 1937-1942"
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- Flashbak 09:45April 1, 2021Ghost Town: Photographer Documents A Deserted Glasgow During Lockdown 23rd March 2020: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a national Lockdown. Only essential businesses were to stay open. People were ordered to stay home, save lives, protect the NHS. It was three weeks to flatten the curve. Yet, the government never gave an official definition of what they meant by a “Lockdown” or … Continue reading "Ghost Town: Photographer Documents A Deserted Glasgow During Lockdown"
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