Monday, October 05, 2009

Historical Image of the Day

This week I want to focus images displayed and discussed at the excellent website Picturing U.S. History. This is useful stuff for thinking about how to use images in class. In truth, although I have collected these images on the site over the years, I don't have a very sophisticated pedagogy for using them. So this site is helping me think harder about how to use the images.

For the week I am going to highlight images they have collected of artistic representations of the Great Depression and New Deal.

"Forging Ahead," New York Federal Art Project, Works Project Administration poster, 1936-41.