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General Category => General Photography => Topic started by: krennon on May 19, 2011, 03:03:36 PM

Title: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
Post by: krennon on May 19, 2011, 03:03:36 PM
Check this out  if ever there was an argument to capture "social history" this is it

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388179/Rare-Library-Congress-colour-photographs-Great-Depression.html

Some simply stunning work
Title: Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
Post by: nickt on May 19, 2011, 06:56:24 PM
Thanks for postong that. Indeed great photos. I wonder where those people are now.
Nick
Title: Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
Post by: jinky on May 20, 2011, 08:22:14 AM
Great shots - love the women`s restroom shot
Title: Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
Post by: ABERS on May 20, 2011, 08:43:46 AM
Thanks for the steer Keith.
Great Mark Twain Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn shot of the two lads fishing, and the last one very reminiscent of a scene straight from John Steinbeck.
Title: Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
Post by: michaelb104 on May 20, 2011, 08:47:37 AM
Really interesting, thanks for pointing is the direction Keith.
Title: Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
Post by: Hinfrance on May 20, 2011, 10:55:05 AM
I loved looking at these - apart from the historical interest, for which I am a sucker, there is just something about the colours in the old images that is so beguiling.

Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
Post by: greypoint on May 20, 2011, 11:34:07 AM
Very Grapes of Wrath. Such a surprise when you see pictures of that era and find people were'nt shades of grey but full colour all the time!