we the pictures

In an odd and intriguing move, the Library of Congress, sooshers to the nation, have started to post pictures from their collection of photographs on a flickr page. There's no telling if they're also working on a myspace account, but I'm all for wide access to historical pictures. It's fun to poke around in the collection, and a search for "Tule Lake" came up with this quite lovely photo, above. Likely shot with a Speed Graphic, it's appealing graphically, and the washed out color is lovely - but there's also something suggestive about the of body language of the Japanese American internees...

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