Rare Color Photographs From The Great Depression

Rare Color Photographs From The Great Depression

May 18

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IN THE BLEAK LIGHT OF THE DEPRESSION: RARE COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ERA THAT DEFINED A GENERATION
Daily Mail
May 18, 2011

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It was an era that defined a generation. The Great Depression marked the bitter and abrupt end to the post-World War 1 bubble that left America giddy with promise in the 1920s. Near the end of the 1930s the country was beginning to recover from the crash, but many in small towns and rural areas were still poverty-stricken. These rare photographs are some of the few documenting those iconic years in colour. The photographs and captions are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. The images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, shed a bleak new light on a world now gone with the wind.

What follows are three photos from the collection — click on the images to see larger view. Click here to see all the photos featured in the Daily Mail’s article.

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