Thursday, August 05, 2010

America in Color: 1939-1943

Boys fishing in a bayou in Schriever, Louisiana, June 1940. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. (Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress)

During the Depression, the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information in the United States commissioned its photographers to record the effects of this desperate time on America’s rural and small town populations. These images now survive in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division collection — and are some of the rare color photographs taken of this era. Stunning series — and very moving, too. More here. Via Andrew (thanks!)

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