Humanity: mother (wearing a flour sack skirt) and nine children living in a field on U. Route 70 near the Tennessee River during the Depression - Photo by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration
photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy. In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Smith and together the pair spoke to people and the shots were later published in magazine, Street Life in London.
TheBERRY: A boy went to war in 1914 and left his bike chained to a tree. He never came home and the family left the bike there as a memorial to the fallen soldier. Vashon Island, in Puget Sound, Washington State.