My Dad sent an email yesterday with a link to this gallery of 70 amazing photographs called "Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943" from the Denver Post. They say that these are some of the only color photographs of "the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations," and were taken by photographers from the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information. They're an amazing look at daily life from most any aspect that you can imagine, but they especially intrigue me knowing that this is the era of both my Mom and Dad's childhood - not to say that either grew up specifically in environments like those pictured, but knowing that viewed as a whole, that this was the state of their America. The collection is worth a pause.
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