Thursday, May 2, 2013


Mrs. Viola Sievers, one of the wipers at the roundhouse giving a giant "H" class locomotive a bath of live steam. Clinton, Iowa, April 1943. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Ed Vivanco sent me a link to a remarkable photographic trove, Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943.

From the Denver Post Plog:

These 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.


Sanoguy said...

What a great collection of photos. I think my favorite... and it was a very difficult choice ... is the last one.... the miner. All incredible!!!!

Sanoguy said...

I hope others will post their favorite images.

Blue Heron: you might want to put this on the FB Shutters site.

grumpy said...

quite possibly the finest collection of photographs i've ever seen. big props to you for posting them.