Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943

I found this collection of photographs over at the Denver Post:

“These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.”

It’s rare that we get to view color photos from the 30’s and 40’s, most of the photographs in this exhibit have been converted from color slides, which is why the color is so vibrant. It’s really mind boggling as to how much technology and life in America have changed in only 60 years.

Many human populations never experienced technological change this rapid over the course of centuries, none the less decades.


~ by N/A on July 28, 2010.

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