Marion Post Wolcott with Rolleiflex and Speed Graphic in hand in Montgomery County, Maryland. Arthur Rothstein. 1940 Jan. Prints and Photographs Division.
Survey materials reflect a desire on the part of several individuals working collaboratively to provide a systematic record
of a time or a phenomenon. Even when the images were not made expressly for publication purposes, as the products of graphic
and photojournalism were, they often reflect a desire both to document and to persuade. The division's documentary survey
collections number among its most popular and widely known collections.
The division's documentary survey collections number among its most popular and widely known collections. Select from the
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