The end result of a lifetime of Chinese Foot Binding. Women with bound feet never uncovered them, even when otherwise unclothed. The feet were still covered with colorful slippers, continuing the "eroticism" of the tiny foot unseen,
The 1940 Census came at a momentous time in our Nation's history — as we recovered from the Great Depression and not long before our entry into World War II. It was also the first Census that looked deeper into the details of much of American life. Now, 72 years later, upon release of the 1940 Census forms by the National Archives, we look back and see just how much America changed.