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Default History of America in hole-punched photos

To commemorate the 131st anniversary of the hole puncher.

a quirky subject for an article; I wish there were more photos

History of America in hole-punched photos | | Al Jazeera

During the Great Depression that started from 1929, the US government decided to launch a project to portray the country's reality.
The project, the largest government-sponsored photography project, involved sending photographers across the country to document social problems in the US.
More than 150,000 photos were captured by photographers such as Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, Jack Delano, Gordon Parks, John Collier, Carl Mydans, Walker Evans and Marion Post Wolcott.
Roy Stryker, the director of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documentary photograph programme, was the editor who was responsible for this project.

Stryker was considered by many a ruthless photo editor who used to hole-punch images that he considered were not good enough or unnecessary.
The decision to discard images was quick and troublesome for many.
"Roy was a little bit dictatorial in his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures, which he stopped doing later. He used to punch a hole through a negative. Some of them were incredibly valuable," photographer Ben Shahn has been quoted saying.

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