Vintage rural America.

America in Color from 1939-1943

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Brazil, so I decided to make a special post to our fellow american buddies. Happy Thanksgiving!

These great 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.

Turkey Day folks, hope you like it.

Credits: Denverpost.com

 

Our rural ancestors, with little blest, patient of labor when the end was rest, indulged the day that housed their annual grain, with feasts, and offerings, and a thankful strain.  – Alexander Pope

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12 comments

    • Hello Rachel, how are you?

      I know, these are rare, and they are incredibly high def, click on the pics to see their real size and details.
      Great shots!

  1. Exquisite images: the earthy beauties of a rough-hewn country and the wonderful people in it. Thanks for sharing these with us! Nice to have such a fabulous collection reach a wider audience than those lucky enough to get to the venues where all this work can be seen.

  2. It is really strange to see historical photos that old in color. Of course we know it’s silly to think the past was black and white, but our grandparents look at old black and white photos and remember the color, that we don’t see… So thanks for posting these!

    I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving, or maybe just November 24th, too!

    • so true zorgor! All the old surviving family pictures are in B&W, which along with the films -first thing I thought of- make it distinctly intriguing and cool that Chicquero (in another country!) researched and posted them.

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