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December 14, 2011

The Great Depression in Color


My dad, knowing I love anything old -- especially old photos -- sent me a link to a collection of color photographs taken during the Great Depression (formally in an exhibit titled: Bound for Glory: America in Color). 

We're so used to seeing this era through black and white, grainy photographs, which always makes me feel disconnected to the people in the pictures. But the high quality of these images makes me feel like I could know these people -- some photos don't even look like they were taken over 80 years ago. 

Want to get lost for a bit? See the entire collection of photos -- much larger, too! -- right here

1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful....and I agree with you....the fact that they are in color gives a different vibe. Love these.

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