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Westward Expansion Photographic Analysis Activity
Names of Group Members:________________________________________________
In this activity, you will select each American Memory photograph collection that might
contain photographs illustrating the themes of Westward Expansion. You will search the
collections by entering one of the following keywords:
women children transportation
Select a photograph to analyze. Print one copy of the photograph. Attach the
photograph to the questions. Write your names at the top right of the photograph.
Answer the questions below based on your photograph.
1. What is the title of the photograph?
2. List two Library of Congress subject headings for the photograph.
3. In what American Memory collection is the photograph located?
4. Whose story do you think is being told and whose story is left untold?
5. What is the setting for the photograph?