Sunday, 12 December 2010

Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943

I found a link on Twitter earlier this week to these amazing photos taken in colour by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information in the USA between 1939-1943. They're just stunning; the colours so saturated. You often think of the depression/war time - especially in this country - of being so drab, but these photos are so fresh and modern-looking that some of them look as though they could've been taken yesterday. Below are some of my favourites; you can check out the full gallery here.

I love her pinny.


pie said...

Oh these are great! I love the feedsack prints in the top pic! Went through to the site too and saw loads of them were taken in a place called 'Pie Town' which is 100 kinds of awesome.

Emm@ said...

Really, wow! That's cool.

Holly said...

(As the Pabst Blue Ribbon unravels)

They're awesome, btw :)

Dige said...

Jadore the one with the smokey dude and the sheet-like banners... something about a bear eating a teddy or a man or his own shoe or something. Fabulosa.
mmm. photograaaphhssss.
adios amigo