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Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lyman, Polish tobacco farmers near Windsor Locks, Connecticut (LOC)

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee (LOC) Chicago, Illinois. In the waiting room of the Union Station (LOC) Shepherd with his horse and dog on Gravelly Range, Madison County, Montana (LOC) [Toni Frissell, sitting, holding camera on her lap, with several children standing around her, somewhere in Europe] (LOC) [Shows As He Goes, half-length portrait] (LOC) Chicago, Illinois. Model airplanes decorate the ceiling of the train concourses at Union Station (LOC) Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California (LOC) [General view towards Merok, Geiranger Fjord, Norway] (LOC) A Kodak creates a sensation (LOC) Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lyman, Polish tobacco farmers near Windsor Locks, Connecticut (LOC) Michael J. "King" Kelly (LOC) Washington, D.C. Government charwoman (LOC) Dorothea Lange, Resettlement Administration photographer, in California (LOC) Toward Los Angeles, California (LOC) 14-yr. old striker, Fola La Follette, and Rose Livingston (LOC) Cabins imitating the Indian teepee for tourists along highway south of Bardstown, Kentucky (LOC) [Stalheim Hotel and Naerodalen, Hardanger Fjord, Norway] (LOC) Negro going in colored entrance of movie house on Saturday afternoon, Belzoni, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi (LOC) Louis & Lola ?-- TITANIC survivors (LOC)

Could you pick just ten favorite photographs from the LOC account on Flickr?

More than 20 people took up the challenge and created great galleries, often with interesting comments about why a photo mattered to them. The images in this set appeared in two or more of the “My LOC Favorite” galleries. You’ll see familiar images, but many will surprise you, too. The selections reflect a wonderfully wide variety of interests.

Thanks to all of you who contributed!

You can read more about this project in the Flickr Commons discussion group. mmons/discuss/7215763090039...

Have a look at all of the galleries and read about what inspired the choices. @N02/galleries/721576308914... @N04/galleries/721576308870... @N00/galleries/721576311743... @N05/galleries/721576311341... @N04/galleries/721576310505... @N08/galleries/721576310323... @N02/galleries/721576314161... very/galleries/721576310519... /galleries/72157630966129318/ galleries/72157631092671422/ ckenz/galleries/72157631048... /galleries/72157631052247998/ ddy/galleries/7215763107511... galleries/72157631036772784/ ngler/galleries/72157631357... galleries/72157631198127108/ alleries/72157631057675146/ _mukherjee/galleries/721576... dave/galleries/721576310620... derrors/galleries/721576310... va/galleries/72157630944159...

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trialsanderrors  Pro User  says:

Quite a number of surprises, starting with the three pictures of the photographers, Dorothea Lange, Toni Frissell, and Frances Benjamon Johnston (although I'd say the LOC has better ones than the one picked here). And Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans don't rule the FSA collection supreme -- Jack Delano, Marion Post (don't call her Wolcott), Alfred Palmer also got attention. The Bain News collection and the photochrom collection likely both suffered from too-many-to-choose from syndrome, or I'm sure we would've seen more of them. All in all a very interesting selection. Thanks to Bronwen and all who helped make this happen...
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