Crossroads store at Sprott, Alabama. 1935 or 1936. Photograph by Walker Evans

Crossroads store at Sprott, Alabama. 1935 or 1936. Photograph by Walker Evans

Dark Room: May 1938. New Madrid County, Missouri. "Interior of house without windows, home of sharecropper, cut-over farmer of Mississippi bottoms." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

Dark Room: May 1938. New Madrid County, Missouri. "Interior of house without windows, home of sharecropper, cut-over farmer of Mississippi bottoms." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

August 1908. "A Glass Works Boy waiting for the Night Shift. Indiana Glass Works." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

August 1908. "A Glass Works Boy waiting for the Night Shift. Indiana Glass Works." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

Here's a collection of some funny and amazing old photos of America's children from 1850-1930

Here's a collection of some funny and amazing old photos of America's children from 1850-1930

July 1936. "Drought area of North Dakota. Family leaving drought-stricken farm for Oregon or Washington."

July 1936. "Drought area of North Dakota. Family leaving drought-stricken farm for Oregon or Washington."

April 1937-Flood refugee family in tent at Tent City near Shawneetown, Illinois. "Is that a toy motorcycle on the floor to the mother's right? The youngest has a doll. And mother saved her sewing machine (a major investment and a tool for further savings by making things). Today, after the family members, what would we save? Photo albums? Computer disks with photos?"  Photo by Russell Lee

April 1937-Flood refugee family in tent at Tent City near Shawneetown, Illinois. "Is that a toy motorcycle on the floor to the mother's right? The youngest has a doll. And mother saved her sewing machine (a major investment and a tool for further savings by making things). Today, after the family members, what would we save? Photo albums? Computer disks with photos?" Photo by Russell Lee

August 1936. "Family between Dallas and Austin. The people have left their home and connections in South Texas, and hope to reach the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields. Penniless people.

August 1936. "Family between Dallas and Austin. The people have left their home and connections in South Texas, and hope to reach the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields. Penniless people.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Mobile Communication: WWII. Carrier Pigeons were used by both sides carrying coded messages

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Mobile Communication: WWII. Carrier Pigeons were used by both sides carrying coded messages

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