18 May 2011

Color Photos from Depression Era

A little off topic, but the UK Telegraph has a nice collection of recently released Library of Congress color photographs from the Depression era.  I guess the next Depression era color photos will be digital...

3 comments:

Peggy said...

I saw that collection too. I liked the photos. They are neat. But 1940 onward is indicated under each photo. It looks like they really are from the run-up to and during WW2 era. [Did the GD officially extend to 1940? I had not thought so.]

Latinmassgirl said...

I'll get my digital camera out and ready. Or should I start taking the pictures now?

Bsdouglass said...

It depends on how you calculate it, by 1940 you have the massive expansion of the American War Machine which made unemployment plummet, but calling people employed in the war effort productively employed requires some interesting assumptions.

Then again, the "WWII got us out of the Depression" argument isn't exactly sound, so if we don't stick with that, where did it end? The Party Line is WWII marked the end, so I guess December 1941.