Family photograph albums hold the history of generations, preserving the memories of birthdays, h
Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites
Date Posted: 1/29/2009
For most of the twentieth century, two generations of Scurlocks documented Washington, D.C.'s African American community and city life. Portraits of a City is a web resource from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, that preserves and provides access to the photographic archives of the Scurlock Studio. The thousands of images in the Scurlock archives are an invaluable resource for understanding the history of Washington and of the nation.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
2: How the New Deal addressed the Great Depression, transformed American federalism, and initiated the welfare state
3: The causes and course of World War II, the character of the war at home and abroad, and its reshaping of the U.S. role in world affairs