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  •  The RW smear going on in the media (12+ / 0-)

    about the New Deal does not capture the many things that we enjoy in this country from the infrastructure upgrades of that bygone era. In fact they denigrate and ridicule the achievements that stand as monuments to the importance of a socialized national workforce.

    You are doing such a wonderful service to this community by reminding us all of that great time when our grandparents and great-grandparents worked so hard to re-build America thru the many projects that spanned the country... and the world.

    It was truly a worker's movement.

    Thank you LOE.

    I am here for the good MoJo so I can read the bad MoJo

    by Brahman Colorado on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 07:12:40 AM PST

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    •  Thanks. (13+ / 0-)

      I'm really enjoying my travels through the picture archives.  So much there.  Not all of them covered by competent photographers, sadly, so some of the picture quality is poor.  Plus others are pure poetry about daily life - there was a New York Fine Arts project, for example, that have a delightful array of slice of life pix, especially in Harlem.  They don't really fit into a story line, at least not one that I've cooked up yet.  But here's an example that fits the unconvention POV that Rodchenko so favored:

      And this one's just cool in any time or place:

      Both from NY Fine Arts.  Picture editing is a thing unto itself.  When I put these together, there's always a bunch of good pictures that end up on the proverbial cutting room floor.  Partly because too many is too many, less is more, at least a small amount of mercy for our brothers and sisters with dial-up, &c.

      I'm really enjoying it.

      "The river always wins" - Mark Twain

      by Land of Enchantment on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 07:25:30 AM PST

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    •  The RW smear also extends to the offshoots (7+ / 0-)

      of these infrastructure upgrade projects. One of the outcomes of these projects was the beginning of establishing health and safety standards to protect the lives and limbs of the people doing the work. When is the last time you heard any RWers say anything positive about OSHA or the EPA, for example?

      In the open space of democracy, beauty is not optional, but essential to our survival as a species. - Terry Tempest Williams

      by tgypsy on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 11:11:20 AM PST

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