Goodness what a find! Colour photographs from the Farm Security Administration collection taken during the depression in America in the late 1930′s and early 1940′s. Those photographic icons in black and white are joined by…well, go take a look and be disturbed. The whole set can be seen here. There are images here that are every bit as powerful as those B and W’s we know so well.
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.
From One Cool Thing A Day.