Voting in Alexandria
Original Author: Maria Ealand
Created: November 7, 1944
Medium: Photograph

Voting in Alexandria

Voters line up in an Alexandria firehouse to cast their ballots in the presidential election of 1944. Before a citizen can proceed to the voting booths, his or her name is checked against a list of those who have registered to vote and paid a poll tax. This photograph by Maria Ealand is part of the collection of images made for the Farm Security Administation, which was then under the authority of the Office of War Information.