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1930s-40s in Color

Just wanted to share this amazing archive of color photos from WWII-era America, published by the Library of Congress on Flickr: link. A new look at a very different time. For me, the images of the Virginia countryside stood out simply because they are so familiar — they make me wish I were back home.

These vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944.

Note: If you have Firefox, get the Cooliris plugin; it’s a great way to browse photo sets like this one.

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  1. Was this inspired by my posting of “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, on
    facebook? I think so. And what about the horseback riding?

    Also, I have to push the trip back by one more week as I need to earn more money before I go. Gah! Maybe there will actually be substantial hurricane relief this time, if Ike hits y’all.

    Posted by eugeniaclark | September 8, 2008, 3:59 pm

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