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Russell Lee Photograph Collection - Introduction

This web feature introduces you to Russell Lee Photographs: Images from the Russell Lee Photograph Collection at the Center for American History through excerpts from its Foreword by John Szarkowski, Introduction by J. B. Colson, and a gallery of selected images.

A link to the Center's Study of the Spanish-Speaking People Web exhibit will give you an idea of Lee's documentary methods by providing digital images of all 923 frames he 

Yarborough campaign onlookers, Mount Vernon, Texas.

Yarborough campaign onlookers, Mount Vernon, Texas.

shot for this project as well as the complete transcription of his captions for each image. Also included with the exhibit, which was funded in part by a University of Texas UTOPIA grant, are ten lesson plans for seventh grade Texas History curriculum.

Other related links in addition to those at the foot of each page include:

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