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Looking Through the Lens of Nadia Strid

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Children for ADC, Memphise, 1956

Into the Eyes of A Child. . .

Strid collection has beautiful images that reflect the daily life of young African- American children passing time, playing, getting their lesson, and napping. Such children images were taken while Strid was traveling or on special assignment.

One such assignment was to capture those families during the 1950s and 1960s for Aid to Dependent Children. These photos were taken between during April and May, in Memphis, Tennessee at a housing center.

The Reader's Companion to American History SOCIAL SECURITY

For the Childern Sake: A history of the Children's Bureau

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"Two youngsters, living in a downtown housing project was leaning on the rail of the steps to the upper level. Their faces and expressions intrigued me." (Above photo)


. . .Nadia Strid

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This is a little girl sitting on a sidewalk, while playing in the neighborhood. She is wearing a white dress, socks, and shoes. Behind her, there is another girl standing in a white dress, and her hands are not shown in the photo.
(Above Photo)

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It is amazing how these children find the simples things to amuse themselves. These photos represent the poorest areas of Memphis. (Above and Left Photo)