Documenting Disaster: Dorothea Lange’s Photographs of the Dust Bowl | BRIdge from the Past
Starting in 1931, a long drought and high temperatures in the Great Plains triggered a disaster commonly referred to as The Dust Bowl. In this video, Mary looks at photographs by photographer Dorothea Lange documenting this challenging time. How can images give us an understanding not only of an event but of the men and women who lived through it?
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History Video Playlist
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History is a new YouTube series for students that explores an important historic image every episode to gain insights into the culture, politics, and society of a particular time in U.S. history. Host Mary Patterson will explain how each primary source is its own “window to the past,” revealing new areas for contemplation and discussion.