Wednesday, August 4, 2010
This Farm Security Administration collection of color images from 1939-1943 represents the early war days of a post-depression U.S. Part of the Library of Congress now, the color shows a human side of the typical historical feel associated with the black and white imagery we grew up seeing in history books. Even though color was around long before this time having started around the 1840s, it hadn’t been perfected. Black & white was just cheaper, hence the majority of the work shot with it. While it gives you a new perspective on the times, there still is this moment where you think color equals a more modern time. At least it did for me.