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The Democrat February 24, 1964

Washington, D.C. Jack Corn Collection
February 24, 1964
Jack Corn Collection, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Jack Corn’s photography appeared on the front page of The Democrat’s February 24, 1964, issue out of Washington D.C. The photograph accompanies a headline that reads “Poverty Haunts Mother, Eight Children,” and depicts a family living in Clear Fork Valley, TN in a shack with an income of roughly $8 a week. President Lyndon B. Johnson used this image for his War on Poverty campaign.