During the Great Depression, the federal government sent photographers around the country to meet Americans and document their lives. Those photographers took some 170,000 photographs throughout the latter half of the 1930s and into the 194os. The images they captured are among the most iconic of the era.
There's a new way to browse the images by state and even by county. The site is called Photogrammer and it was created by a team at Yale University.
In North Carolina, photographers captured migrants passing through the state, sharecroppers harvesting cotton, workers in the tobacco warehouses and more. Take a look:
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