America in Color

12 Aug

Thanks to Reet for sending me this link. 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. These are a few of my favorites:

Badass

Teddy the Trickster

The middle one kind of looks like a weathered Blair Waldorf.

I guess I’m not the only one who’s not a big fan of slow dancing.

Apple Man

Big River

Just being guys.

Just being gals.

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