Louise Rosskam (born Louise Rosenbaum) (1910 – 2003) was a photographer for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Standard Oil Company during the mid-20th century. Together with her husband, Edwin Rosskam (1903–1985), the pair documented American life during the Great Depression. The Rosskams were part of a group of talented photographers hired by Roy Stryker, the head of the FSA between 1935 and 1944, during what is often called the “Golden Age of Documentary Photography.” Many of their photos taken while working for various U.S. government agencies are now in the archives of the Library of Congress and are part of the public domain. (Photo shot in Washington, D.C., USA, 1939.)


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