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Author Topic: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era  (Read 2370 times)

Offline krennon

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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


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Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 06:56:24 PM »
Thanks for postong that. Indeed great photos. I wonder where those people are now.
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Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 08:22:14 AM »
Great shots - love the women`s restroom shot

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Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 08:47:37 AM »
Really interesting, thanks for pointing is the direction Keith.
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Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Rare 1930's and 40's colour photos from the Great Depression era
« Reply #6 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!

 

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