Niagara Falls, New York. 1940. There's something about the mood of this shot that grabs hold of me. Everything looks ancient and forsaken.
Photo by Royden Dixon. [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).