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My friend Lindsay sent me this link out of  the blue this summer. They’re all images taken during the Depression by photographers  from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. Apparently they’re some of the only color pictures of rural and small town America from the period.

Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee.

Going to town on Saturday afternoon. Greene County, Georgia, May 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano.

The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit called Bound for Glory: America in Color.

They remind me a little of this post. I love the colors in both sets.


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