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Louise Rosskam. Making dolls in the Manual Industries Division of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company. Near Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, May 1947. Gelatin silver print, 7 ½ x 9 ¾" (19 x 24.8 cm). Centro, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Louise and Edwin Rosskam. Street Corner, Ponce, Puerto Rico, February 1946. Gelatin silver print, 7 ¾ x 8” (19.7 x 20.3 cm). Centro, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Louise Rosskam. Loading crew on a truck carrying Puerto Rico cement leaving the Cement Plant of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, May 1947. Gelatin silver print, 8 x 8” (20.3 x 20.3 cm). Centro, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York

Louise Rosskam. Land Authority program. At the drawing of lots for “parcelas,” small plots of land upon which landless farm workers can erect their homes. Near Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, November 1945. Gelatin silver print, 9 x 9 ¼” (22.9 x 23.5cm). Collection of Ani Rosskam and Susan Marchon.

Louise Rosskam.  Country Musicians. Near Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, February 1947.  Gelatin silver print, 7 7/8 x 7 ¾” (20 x 19.7 cm).  Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Charles Rotkin. [Portrait of Edwin and Louise Rosskam at La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico], late 1945 or early 1946. Gelatin silver print, 3 3/8 x 4 11/16” (8.6 x 11.9 cm). Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Installation view of Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag: The Photographs of Louise Rosskam, 1937-1948 at Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery, 2012. Photo by John Bentham.

Installation view of Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag: The Photographs of Louise Rosskam, 1937-1948 at Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery, 2012. Photo by John Bentham.

Installation view of Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag: The Photographs of Louise Rosskam, 1937-1948 at Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery, 2012. Photo by John Bentham.

Installation view of Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag: The Photographs of Louise Rosskam, 1937-1948 at Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery, 2012. Photo by John Bentham.

Installation view of Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag: The Photographs of Louise Rosskam, 1937-1948 at Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery, 2012. Photo by John Bentham.

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