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GREAT post, cara. thank you. they should have printed your letter. expand it into an op-ed and try again, there or somewhere else? really important point to make, especially in the context of re-inventions of "public works" programs by the next administration. scott simon asked a guest in passing on this morning's "Weekend Edition Saturday" why the federal government would bail out "financial institutions" and possibly car companies ... but not, for instance, newspapers. what precisely is in the public interest and what the public "owns" are great questions. can't wait to read this work of yours (too).

Charis Wilson

Thank you for trying to keep the NYT honest in its citation of the work done by the men and women who worked under my grandfather at the FSA. I do not know if you are aware of it or not but the Library of Congress itself has found that even though many of these iconic images have been available for years via their website, most people did not know about their availability. They discovered this discrepancy when they posted many of the images on Fliker. You can see the full report at http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/flickr_pilot.html

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