Prattle & Jaw

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America in Colour from 1939-1943

I've got a big thing for America. Spent three months driving across it way back in '99 and started a love affair that I'm pretty sure will always be with me. A large part of is it for old America; ghost towns, the Depression, the 20s, the 40s, and for the South and the West. As much as it is backward in some places, in others, it's breathtakingly beautiful. I hope to be headed out there again late this year or next, and I already can not wait. Anywho, lifestory aside, these are some gorgeous photos taken by the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. They "...are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations."

This is just a selection To see them all head to Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943.

Big thanks to Jennie.

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