Edward R. Murrow (1908–1965), legendary CBS News journalist and pioneer of television was from Greensboro, NC. His parents were Quakers and lived in a log cabin without electricity or plumbing, on a farm bringing in only a few hundred dollars a year from corn and hay. (With Marilyn Monroe)
This photograph of Florence Owens Thompson (32 year old mother of 7) is one of the great representations of the Great Depression. The photograph was taken by Dorothea Lange after Florence had sold her tent to provide food for her children.
This portrait of (Anna) Miriam Bailey Easterly, dated August 1849, may be the earliest of the Easterly daguerreotypes in the collection. Easterly produced it nearly a year before his marriage to Miriam, in June 1850. It is unknown how Thomas and Miriam met, but it may have been through a sitting like this one.