Our Current Banner Image: Newspaper Hawker Selling the Chicago Defender

Chicago, Illinois. Newsboy selling the Chicago Defender, a leading Negro newspaper
Chicago, Illinois. Newsboy Selling the Chicago Defender, a Leading Negro Newspaper. April, 1942

Our current banner image comes from the Farm Security Administration Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress. This photograph of a young, Chicago newspaper hawker (a familiar sight in American cities from the 1830s) was taken by Jack Delano , an immigrant who achieved considerable renown as a documentary photographer. The original film negative of this photograph is held by the Library of Congress , and forms part of the considerable body of cultural heritage that emerged from President Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration

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