Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection

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Indiana University offers a collection of over 14,000 images spanning the years 1938-1969: the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection. Cushman travelled across the United States and in several foreign countries, and his keen eye for the quotidian, the representative, and the surprisingly beautiful resulted in a remarkable set of images, valuable for their social documentation as well as their aesthetic. He was an early adopter of Kodachrome, and the color images from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s are particularly delightful. Browse or search by year, location, subject, genre, or keyword. Click on the titles below to see some sample images:

Girl bathers and girl fisher  Promontory Point, Chicago, July 18, 1942   © Indiana University

Indiana Steel Co., Indiana Harbor  East Chicago, Indiana, November 18, 1945   © Indiana University

Fire Alarm brings out Victoria, B.C. children  Victoria, British Columbia, September 17, 1938   © Indiana University