Dan Younger, professor of art at UMSL

A presentation by Dan Younger, professor of art at UMSL, was featured on American History TV on C-SPAN3.

If you’re asked to conjure up an image of the Great Depression, it’s a safe bet the result will likely include one of several iconic photographs of that era.

Dan Younger, professor of art at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, discussed the photos “Fleeing a Dust Storm,” “The White Angel Bread Line,” and “Migrant Mother” during a lecture broadcast on American History TV on C-SPAN3.

During his talk Younger examined how historical photographs taken during the Great Depression shape the way people remember that period. He focused on the work of 20th century American photographers Arthur Rothstein, Dorothea Lange and Lewis Hine.

View the full video of his lecture on the American History TV website.

The event took place at the National Archives in St. Louis. Younger’s discussion was in conjunction with an exhibit at the St. Louis archives titled “Through America’s Lens: Focusing on the Greatest Generation, 1920-1945.” It features some of America’s most memorable photographic images taken by photographers who served in the U.S. military and were employed by the Federal government.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. It will be on display through Sept. 27.

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