A glimps back into the 1940se

There is a very interesting slide show on the Denver Post website that highlights some of the color photos that were taken 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. Although I am familiar with many of the other photographs of the Depression, taken by photographers such Walker Evens, Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein, those iconic images were all in black and white. Color adds a whole new dimension to these images.

A mounted shepherd and his dog. This photo, taken by Russell Lee in 1942, was part of the Farm Security Administration documentation of the Great Depression.
This photo of a shepherd and his dog in Montana was taken in 1942 by Russell Lee as part of the Farm Security Administrations documentation of the Great Depression.

2 thoughts on “A glimps back into the 1940se

  1. Just beautiful… it looks like they could have been taken today, yet they’re out of the distant past. My great grandmother lived through this era, and I’m sure she’d love to see these. Thanks so much for sharing.

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