Wednesday, August 11, 2010

America in Color



Joachim came across a great gallery on the blog of the Denver Post. The images shown are reproductions of color slides that were all made in the USA during the 30's and 40's. They are a selection of a 2006 exhibition called Bound for Glory: American in Color. This is a good follow up on the post by ACL on the Tennesee Valley Authority which I showed you earlier.


Many of the pictures available from that period were taken by the Farm Security Administration (FSA). They sent out photographers to document the effects of the Great Depression on rural, small-town populations. Most of these pictures were made in black and white. The ones in color are rare and beautiful. When the USA engaged in WWII, this program was continued by the Office of War Administration.

I have a selected a few for you. Do take the time to check them all out here. I am searching for more in the meanwhile and will keep you posted.


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