"Public health doctor giving tenant family medicine
for malaria, near Columbia, S.C."
This photograph, then, was one of many created under the sponsorship
of a government agency that exposed existing inequities and encouraged
federal efforts to right them. We may not have much specific information
about the photographer herself, her political convictions, or her ideas
about society (although we might be able to find this out by doing additional
research), but we do know what motivated the agency that employed her.
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