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Louise Rosenbaum Rosskam (1910-2003) was born to a Hungarian Jewish family in Philadelphia. She studied science at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1936, she married the photographer Edwin Rosskam and began a photographic partnership that would last for decades. Shortly after their marriage, the Rosskams traveled to Puerto Rico on an assignment for Life magazine to document the nationalist movement that economically devastated the island. This trip sealed their commitment to social documentary photography. Louiseā€™s black and white photographs are included in the Farm Security Administration collection at the Library of Congress, as well as a series of color street scenes of Washington, D.C. (Photo shot in Washington, District of Columbia, USA, 1938. Photo sponsors: Stan & Rena Corbett.)


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