Colorful Photographs from the '30s and '40s

The Denver Post has printed a gallery of color pictures taken by photographers of the the US Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information during the Great Depression and World War II. Most were transferred from color slides. The photographs are now part of the Library of Congress. Link -via Metafilter

(Image credit: Russell Lee/Library of Congress)

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I remember one of those photos from a class I took. I can't remember precisely, but I think it was in one of my text books as an example of color and balance in early color photography.

Assuming these were new in some way was my mistaken assumption. It was cool to look at the rest.
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very cool. my fav is the one where there are all kinds of posters in the window of a store. one says something about Santa may be delayed. for the age of the prints the resolution is incredible,
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