A Washington, D.C. firefighter takes a shower after returning from a call. Note the long scar on his arm.
Photo by Gordon Parks, 1943. [American Memory link]
Showcasing some of the 160,000 images taken between 1935 and 1944 by government-hired photographers. (If you were to look at 100 of them per day, every day, you'd need more than four years to view them all).