Publicizing the release of the 1940 U.S. Census data, LIFE magazine released photographs of Census enumerators collecting data from household members. Yep, Census enumerators. For almost 200 years, the U.S. counted people and recorded information about them in person, by sending out a representative of the U.S. government to evaluate them directly.
It wasn’t until 1980 that the government decided to collect Census data by mail-in survey.
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For the last week of December, we’re re-posting some of our favorite posts from 2012. Originally cross-posted at Global Policy TV. Publicizing the release of the 1940 U.S. Census data, LIFE magazine released photographs of Census en... Read Post