14 Rare Color Photos From the FSA-OWI (1940’s)

Posted by GeoT
(The photography is spectacular)

samples from the collection

samples from the collection

Under the direction of Roy Emerson Stryker, the FSA sent photographers to document the plight of the rural farmer during the Great Depression and the progress of New Deal programs. When the U.S. entered World War II, the photography program continued under the Office of War Information (OWI).

The best-known FSA photographs are in black and white. Less commonly seen are the color photos by FSA and OWI photographers, shot between 1939 and 1945.

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6 responses to “14 Rare Color Photos From the FSA-OWI (1940’s)

  1. These images are magnificent! Shot on kodachrome, too, making the color pop, even after all these years. Thanks for sharing.

  2. interesting how the face off between color and black and white (and now film and digital) mark specific eras across the 20th and 21st centuries. the high quality of these color images reinforce the relevance of a long ago national economic crisis.

  3. chris

    yeah , really interesting .

  4. lwlproductions

    Love them, just amazing

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