Photo of the Day: Abolish HUAC, No Thought Controllers!

Abolish HUAC: End the Inquisition Now! In 1962 some brave people dared to demonstrate against the anti-communist inquisition being carried out by the House Un-American Activities Committee in Los Angeles. The anti-communist inquisition of those days was aimed at the … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: Vincent and Vivian Hallinan

Honoring Our Ancestors Working to bring the photos and films of Harvey Richards to the internet, I find myself focused on images from the past that stay in my mind.  So, to share these moments, I am offering individual photos … Continue reading

Women in Tashkent, 1961 Uzbekistan

Women and Children in Tashkent, 1961

Women in Tashkent, 1961 Photo Gallery Harvey and Alice Richards photographed women and children in Tashkent, 1961 Uzbekistan. They took their camera equipment to the Soviet Union to make A Visit to the Soviet Union, about Soviet women and children. They … 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

Factory Farms

1959, 37 minutes, color, DV  Factory Farms from the Organizer’s Point of View California farm workers caught the attention of Harvey Richards early in his photographic career. Working with unionists and pro-union activists, Harvey toured the central valley of California … 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