Monday, September 05, 2005

color pictures

A cross roads store, bar, "juke joint," and gas station in the cotton plantation area, Melrose, La, June 1940, Marion Post Walcott, Photographer -- Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USF35-1326]

Today's New York Times has a story about an exhibit opening Thursday at the Library of Congress in DC called Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939-1943.

Photographers from the Farm Security Adminisration and the Offrice of War Information took and collected these color photographs of a period that is definitely black and white in my mind's eye.

While exhibit information is not up yet on the Library's website, here's a link to their Depression era color photography.

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