It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. This nation and the world found themselves reeling from the world’s first truly all-encompassing war with mechanized killing on an unparalleled scale, and its aftermath. As hopeful as the ensuing peace might have seemed, the world’s masses still faced unresolved issues left over from war as well as the job of re-building nations, economies, and dealing with the re-entry of hundreds of thousands of military personnel into the everyday fabric of society. Within that imposing spectrum, the technology of the early 20 th century continued developing, pulling a weary world’s population into one of the most robust rebuilding periods in human history. In the arts, photography, specifically, was of major significance due to its way of attaching technological development to the way we looked at and regarded ourselves as a people.
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