Photographs in American History
Photographs can provide a powerful visual record of important moments in history. They can offer a unique perspective on the people, places, and events that have shaped America. By studying photographs, we can gain insight into the past and develop a better understanding of our shared history.
Did you know?
The first photograph ever made in the USA was taken in Boston in 1839. The 'Lunch Atop a Skyscraper' photograph, taken in 1932, was actually staged and all of the men in the picture were paid extra for participating. The most widely published photograph in history is called the 'V-J Day in Times Square' and was taken in 1945.
Describe how each photograph feels.
How do photographs help us to better understand the past?
What does this image make you think?
Brain break: Draw a banana playing a ukulele on a tropical beach
Work alone or with a partner: Choose 1 famous photograph to share with the class. Prepare a brief description of the photograph and explanation of why you chose it.