Middle America at the Mid-20th Century
Lewis Rudolph Arms (1927-2009) was an amateur photographer and a collector of family photographs that provide glimpses into a multiracial extended family in Wisconsin during the middle of the 20th century. They show a working-class African American from Madison serving in the military, relishing leisure time, having a family, and indulging his love of cars and motorcycles. The images capture his youth, his personal relationships, his jobs as a young adult, and his travels in the military, as well as offering vintage views of residential neighborhoods in Madison.
:: Posted October 31, 2013