Primary Resources Defined:
If you are seeking to learn about the past, primary sources of information are those that provide first-hand accounts of the events, practices, or conditions you are researching. In general, these are documents that were created by the witnesses or first recorders of these events at about the time they occurred, and include diaries, letters, reports, photographs, creative works, financial records, memos, and newspaper articles (to name just a few types). (Definition from University of Illinois)
For your paper, these primary resources will be historical sources where you can find depictions of your social group. These can include any of the following:
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Google is a great place to find advertisements and images for the different societal group that you are studying. That said, here are some hints to help you make the most of your searches:
That said, here are a few sample searches to give you an idea:
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