Charles W. Cushman photography collection

I’ve been enjoying the photography collection of Charles W. Cushman.? He gave all of his photographs to Indiana University, his alma mater.? It should be noted that he was an amateur photographer, but that doesn’t make the photos any less compelling.

He donated 14,500 Kodachrome color slides; the photographs in this collection bridge a thirty-two year span from 1938 to 1969, during which time he extensively documented the United States as well as other countries.

Here you can view his photographs as well as read contextual information about Cushman’s life and work.

In a word, many of these photographs are just dazzling, especially because they seem cut from another time or place.

Then again 1940’s America probably was.

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