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Who are the people in the photograph?
1. Women from the early 1900s
2. Hitler, a German little boy, and two women in the background.
3. Policemen and African Americans from probably during the civil rights movements.
4. An African American hanging from the statue of liberty.
5. An immigrant family.
6. Military officers and draftees.
What is the situation of the people in the photograph? Provide evidence from the photo
that tells you this.
2. Hitler is greeting a very young boy probably under the age of five, based on height.
3. An African American man is being attacked by police dogs in front of a group, maybe a
community, of other African Americans.
4. An African American man is being hung by rope, by the statue of liberty.
5. An immigrant family is looking at the statue of liberty from afar.
6. Military Draftees are going through a medical checkpoint to make sure they’re healthy and fit
enough to be put into war without endangering other men’s lives.
What message do you think the photographer was trying to convey?
1. That it’s hard times due to the fact that women are working.
2. That hitler was not a bad guy and he cared about children and the people of his country, or his
“perfect human being,” i.e. the human with blonde hair and blue eyes.
3. This photo is trying to depict and show the message that police brutality is real.
4. The person who drew this picture was trying to convey that the African American person during
that time was being oppressed and taken total advantage of.
5. Hope in a new world.
6. The picture shows the detail in selection of draftees health-wise, and their meticulous
Why is this photograph important to history?
1. To remind us that in hard time, we all have to work together.
2. To remind us that even though he was the reason for the death of millions of Jews, he brought
an entire country together in support of one goal like no other of humanity.
3. It shows us the dark past of African American history so that we do not repeat the past with
any other culture.
4. It’s important to history because it’s a visual representation of how the people felt the African
Americans were being oppressed, as well as a literal representation of what was going on.
5. It’s important because it showed what immigrants during the early 1900s first saw when they
were coming to America for their new start.
6. It reminds of how far our worlds militaries have come in only the last seventy to eighty years.
What questions does this photograph raise?
1. Why were the women cooking, and for whom?
2. What would Hitler have done if the Nazi power had won the Second World War? What would
somebody who’s never seen Hitler before, think of him?
3. Were the African Americans in a march? What started the violence?
4. Was there a specific event that caused the artist who created the drawing, or was he
generalizing the African Americans of the United States?
5. Where were they coming from? Who were they? What was their plan for a new life?
6. For which war was they going into? What were they feeling and thinking about during the
Write your own caption for the photograph:
1. Women get work done, so the men can get some.
2. Hitler loves the youth, but not the jews.
3. Here you can see police brutality, #BLM
4. Hangin’ on for hope.
5. Start a new life, all without strife.
6. High Ho, High Ho, Off to war we Go!
What could you do to find more information about this photograph?
- Copy and paste the picture into Google and find where the photograph came from.
- Go to the library and guess the time period and look at books from those time periods.
- Show the picture to a historian and get their opinion or information they have to offer.
Based on what you have observed list 3 things you might infer from the photograph
1. Women working Picture
a. That the picture was taken during a war.
b. That there are no men in the country to work as many jobs.
c. There was electricity during that time period.
2. Hitler Picture
a. This was during the Nazi reign.
b. People of his country loved him.
c. He was a role model to many.
3. Police Brutality Picture
a. Considering the time period, the man probably did nothing wrong.
b. That the time period was between 1940-1960.
c. Black Lives don’t matter to the police in the photo.
4. The hanging man
a. Black people were oppressed during the time.
b. The statue of liberty did not stand for true freedom, but a ‘dictatorship’
c. No one from another race was safe.
a. The people were coming from another country.
b. They most likely would have had to change their name.
c. They came by boat
6. Military Checkpoint
a. The draftees had to be healthy.
b. There were thousands upon thousands of them.
c. The military was meticulous about their selection of healthy troops.