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Depression In Color

By 2011.03.09 tags: , . 1 Comment»

The Library of Congress exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color displayed some of the only color photos of Great Depression rural and small towns in America. Photographers in the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information shot these images between 1939 and 1943, during Kodachrome’s dawn. The Denver Post selected a few dozen for their blog-post “Captured: Great Depression Photos: America in Color 1939-1943.” Here’s just a few:

Barker at the grounds at the state fair. Rutland, Vermont, September 1941.
Barker at the grounds at the state fair. Rutland, Vermont, September 1941

Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper office (Brockton Enterprise). Brockton, Massachusetts, December 1940
Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper office (Brockton Enterprise). Brockton, Massachusetts, December 1940

Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains. White Plains, Greene County, Georgia, June 1941
Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains. White Plains, Greene County, Georgia, June 1941

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