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America in Color from 1939-1943

 
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Jul 30, 2010 13:11 |  #1

http://blogs.denverpos​t.com …-in-color-from-1939-1943/ (external link)

This link was posted in another forum I frequent (oddly enough, an NFL football forum). These are some pretty amazing photos IMO and I thought others here may enjoy them as well.

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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.


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Jul 30, 2010 13:45 |  #2

Thank you, for the link.
They have another collection from earlier Russia.
Amazing too.


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Jul 30, 2010 13:46 |  #3

Fascinating series of images - thanks for posting.


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Jul 30, 2010 14:16 |  #4

That's just awesome...

Sort of "eerie" as I'm used to seeing only B&W from that era and seeing these and on top nicely scanned in and enhanced seems like just modern Hollywood shots...




  
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Jul 30, 2010 21:36 |  #5

gkarris wrote in post #10632563 (external link)
That's just awesome...

Sort of "eerie" as I'm used to seeing only B&W from that era and seeing these and on top nicely scanned in and enhanced seems like just modern Hollywood shots...

Wonderful photos, thanks for posting it. I agree, I kind of thought the world was mostly sepia-colored back then.

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Jul 31, 2010 10:16 |  #6

Now this is REALLY eerie - the Member Photo of the Month for EAA Sport Magazine - there was a re-enactment and on top of that, the photographer shot with era equipment. Nicely scanned in and printed, after seeing the above shots, my mind thinks that the photo is from that era...

http://www.sportaviati​ononline.org …=150&pm=2&u1=fr​iend#pg150 (external link)

Wonderful shot - shows how film, in certain ways, can rule over digital...




  
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Jul 31, 2010 17:25 |  #7

This is absolutely magical! Thanks for posting.

Old black and white photographs have an inherent barrier that prevents the viewer (at least in my case) from being able to appreciate the subject matter in the same way as would be the case with a colour photograph.

With colour it bridges that gap and brings everything to life, allowing the viewer to appreciate the photograph and relate it to modern times.

Excellent! Thank you,

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Jul 31, 2010 18:31 |  #8

A magnificent find and display. Some of these images are breathtaking. The America I never knew 70 years ago. I wish I could time travel and spend a year or two here and there just to see how different things are past, present, and future.




  
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Jul 31, 2010 18:54 |  #9

Very cool! Great Find! Thank you for posting! :D


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