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    Rare COLOR pictures from the Great Depression/early 40's era

    Found this link in one of my Twitter feeds and thought it was worth sharing. I don't often put "serious" posts up on this site, but I really thought this link was worth sharing. Nonetheless, there are some military related pictures in the mix.

    It was an era that defined a generation. The Great Depression marked the bitter and abrupt end to the post-World War 1 bubble that left America giddy with promise in the 1920s. Near the end of the 1930s the country was beginning to recover from the crash, but many in small towns and rural areas were still poverty-stricken. These rare photographs are some of the few documenting those iconic years in colour. The photographs and captions are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. The images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, shed a bleak new light on a world now gone with the wind.

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    WOW! those are some amazing pictures.

    I think I have seen the one with the Tankers before, It was on the wall of a classroom in Ft.Knox. It always captivated me how clear and in color it was.
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    Wow Thank you for sharing this. I am an avid photog and history buff. These pics give me the best of both worlds. Amazing the clarity in some of these pics in a time when the technology was really just a thought. Simply blown away

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