The Thirties and Forties in Colour

We are used to seeing images from the 1930s and the 1940s in back  and white. This gives the impression of those decades of being drab and devoid of colour. The US Library of Congress has shared a number of colour photos that give us a totally different view of the era.

Jim Norris, homesteader, Pie Town, New Mexico 1940 Oct. Source: US Library of Congress

Mike Evans, a welder, at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill Source: US Library of Congress

Instructor and students studying a map, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Tex. Source: US Library of CongressDelta County Fair, Colorado 1940 Oct. Source: US Library of Congress

Garden adjacent to the dugout home of Jack Whinery, homesteader, Pie Town, New Mexico Source: US Library of Congress

Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Calif. 1942 June Source: US Library of Congress

More pictures here and here.

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One Response to The Thirties and Forties in Colour

  1. Not only colour, but super-saturated colour! These are great.

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