Sunday, August 18, 2013

Color Photos from the 1940s

A selection of historical color photos from the Library of Congress. The LOC Flickr page is here.

This is really an amazing window into 20th century history.

Here’s a sample:

  Railroad cars and factory buildings in Lawrence, Mass.  (LOC)

Bayou Bourbeau plantation, a Farm Security Administration cooperative, vicinity of Natchitoches, La. Three Negro children sitting on the porch of a house  (LOC)

Copper mining section between Ducktown and Copperhill], Tennessee. Fumes from smelting copper for sulfuric acid have destroyed all vegetation and eroded the land  (LOC)

A cross roads store, bar, "juke joint," and gas station in the cotton plantation area, Melrose, La.  (LOC)

Round dance between squares at dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma  (LOC)

Jim Norris, homesteader, Pie Town, New Mexico  (LOC)

Street in San Juan, Puerto Rico  (LOC)

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