Tag Archives: Swedish-Americans

Defense worker at work in Minneapolis

Photographing Minnesota at War, 1941-1945

From 1935 to 1945, photographers like Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Ben Shahn were hired by the federal government to travel the United States, capturing images of Americans at work, play, rest, and worship. The project began as an effort to build public support for portions of the New Deal aimed at helping poor farmers, but the photographers […]

Charles Lindbergh, Sr. and Charles Lindbergh, Jr. in 1917

“A Folk Divided”: Swedish-Americans and WWI

The Swedes have always been considered desirable additions to American citizenry, perhaps for the reason that they leave a less noticeable trace in the fabric of our society than any other non-English-speaking stock. Their spirit, if not their costume and language, is American before they bid farewell to their friends at home. While their love […]