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Photographic Impressions

Fact, Feeling, Idea, Question

Fact, Feeling, Idea, Question
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Worksheet: Fact, Feeling, Idea, Question. Living the Legacy: Jews and the Labor Movement. Jewish Women's Archive, 2012.

Directions

Look carefully at the first picture. Ask yourself: What is going on? Take note of the different parts of the picture, the background and the foreground. Notice the different people and objects. Look at it up close and from farther away to see if you notice different things.

Sweatshop circa 1900

Sweatshop circa 1900
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A dark, cramped sweatshop, circa 1900.
ACWA Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University

Directions

Next, fill out the chart “Fact, Feeling, Idea, Question.”

Directions

Now look at the second picture. Again, notice the different people, the setting, and what relationships or interactions may be taking place. Fill out the second space in the chart.

Small Garment Factory circa 1910

Small Garment Factory circa 1910
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A small garment factory, circa 1910.
Courtesy of ILGWU Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University

Directions

Finally, look at the third picture. What do you notice about the people? The place where the photograph takes place? What might these people be thinking? Complete the chart by filling in “Fact, Feeling, Idea, Question” for the last picture.

Garment Factory circa 1910

Garment Factory circa 1910
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A large garment factory, circa 1910.
Courtesy of ILGWU Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University

Directions

Now that you have finished, wait for the rest of the students to be done, and discuss your reactions with the class.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Photographic Impressions." (Viewed on August 29, 2016) <http://jwa.org/teach/livingthelegacy/documentstudies/photographic-impressions>.

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