Women and Children in Irkutsk, Siberia , 1961

A slice of life on a clear summer’s day We visited Siberia where we photographed women and children in Irkutsk, Siberia in the city and on farms and, at nearby Lake Baikal, a ferry boat ride. These photos were taken … Continue reading

Farm Workers at Work: Root Crops, Cotton, Hay

Industrial Agriculture: Machines Take Over California Farm Workers at Work In 1958, when Harvey Richards photographed farm workers at work in California’s central valley, California agriculture was undergoing a transformation from hand to machine work in many crops.  Not all … Continue reading

Farm Workers at Work: Fruits and Vegetables

Industrial Farming from Hands to Machines, 1958-1964 In 1958, Harvey Richards toured the central valley of California photographing farming in many crops. This photo image gallery presents images of farming fruits and vegetables. As part of his filming for Factory … Continue reading

Hot Damn

1965, 15 min., black/white, DVD 1965 Anti-War Protests in the San Francisco Bay Area Hot Damn contains unique footage of the 1965 Bay Area anti-war protests at a time when the Vietnam War was escalating rapidly. Harvey Richards filmed the 1965 … Continue reading

The Last Giant Redwoods Come Down

Unique Images of Giant Redwoods Being Logged Out In the 1960’s, the last commercially available stands of old growth giant redwoods were being clear cut. Harvey Richards photographed the giants being cut, hauled, unloaded, stacked, debarked and milled at lumber … Continue reading

PBS LearningMedia Center Features Decision in the Streets

Resources for Teachers PBS LearningMedia is a place where teachers can get resources free on the internet to use in their classes about various subjects. Decision in the Streets (1965), a film by Harvey Richards, is the subject of one of … Continue reading

Vietnam Day Committee March November, 1965

Vietnam Day Committee Makes It to Oakland The Vietnam Day Committee marched again a month after their first demonstration in October, 1965 was turned back by the Oakland Police.  This time the VDC obtained a permit to march through Oakland. … Continue reading

Vietnam Day Committee March, October, 1965

U.C. Berkeley Students Protest the Vietnam War The Berkeley Vietnam Day Committee (VDC) held two marches to protest the Vietnam war in 1965, one in October and the second in November. This post presents photo images gallery from the first march to … Continue reading

Peace and HUAC Anti-Communist Crusade

Peace and HUAC, Vietnam War Escalation After HUAC’s debacle in San Francisco when its 1960 hearings ended with fire hoses washing demonstrators down the steps of city hall, HUAC moved its witch hunt to Los Angeles where the anti-communists crusaders continued their … Continue reading

Nuclear Disarmament and Cuban Crisis

Moving Away from the Brink of Nuclear War The Cuban revolution brought nuclear brinkmanship to the fore as nuclear disarmament and the Cuban Crisis escalated protests during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 when the Soviet Union placed nuclear missiles … Continue reading