Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Depression in Color

For me, the Great Depression and World War II reside in monochrome; the struggles, values, and meanings of that time in American history possess such clarity. I recognize that things are never that simple, though. As students of Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" series know all too well, there are no easy histories. Each moment contains a multitude of dimensions. Moreover, that period in American life isn't even black and white. By way of illustration, take a look at this swell set of color images gathered by the Library of Congress.

UK Daily Mail: In the bleak light of the Depression: Rare colour photographs of the era that defined a generation

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