Web Researcher Question:
Photographs can sometimes startle us by violating our expectations about how people should behave. Find 10 or 20 photographs of adolescents from different historical periods. In what ways does it seem as if adolescents made a faster transition from childhood to adulthood than they do now? In what ways does it seem that their transition was slower? Can you draw any conclusion?
There are many photographic archives available through the web.
Other sites, such as the Archive Films/Archive Photos
website are free, but require you to log in to access their materials. Going
to a portal search engine, such as Yahoo, AltaVista, or Lycos and doing a basic search
such as 'historical' + 'photo' + 'archive' will yield a wide variety of sites
from all over the world. You might even want to do a search to access information
from your local, state, or regional historical society.