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American country singer Frank Luther, born Francis Luther Crow (1899 – 1980), performing the folk song Barbara Allen.
The collection focuses on: (i) the negative impact of the Great Depression, farm mechanization, and the Dust Bowl on rurual life, and (ii) the mobilization effort for World War II.
What’s there: Library of Congress collection of documentary photographs created by US government photographers working for the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information from 1935 to 1945.
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The earliest mention of the song can be found in a diary entry of Samuel Pepys from January 1666 while the first printed version of the song in the United States is …Continued Photographs from the personal collection of Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902), a German-Austrian psychiatrist, early sexologist, and author of Psychopathia Sexualis, first published in 1886.
…Continued This excellently sub-titled love emblem book is a reworking of emblems originally found in the earlier Thronus Cupidinis.