Wednesday, August 4, 2010
America in Color from 1939-1943
The image above was taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information during 1939-1943. The Blog Plog (Photographs from the Denver Post) tells us that these 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.
These images are so clear and crisp they look as if they were recently taken. If you would like to see what America looked like during the Depression, click here: America in Color.