You Should Have Seen It In Color

The photo blog from the Denver Post has up some absolutely moving pictures from the Great Depression era (H/T Daily Dish). You have to check them out. From the Denver Post blog:

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.
Here are three of my favorites (for full effect click to enlarge):

Which one's do you like?

The whole photo essay reminded me of that Jamey Johnson song You Should Have Seen It In Color. YouTube video:

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4 thoughts on “You Should Have Seen It In Color”

  1. I love these photos. When the Grace had them on exhibit, I took my students and had them write an image analysis paper over one of the photos. It was a fun assignment.

  2. These photographs were made from 1939 to 1943. i was born in 1940. The Great Depression is "over," but its effects are everywhere visible. So is the Shadow of War. This is the world of our fathers, and those who seek to understand that world will do well to spend time with these photographs.

    God's Peace to you.


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